كتاب غاية القصوى في دراية الفتوى / صنفه عبد الله بن عمر البيضاوي.

Kitāb Ghāyah al-quṣwá fī dirāyat al-fatwá / ṣannafahu ʻAbd Allāh ibn ʻUmar al-Bayḍāwī.

Author
Uniform title
Format
Manuscript, Book
Language
Arabic
Published/​Created
26 Shaʻbān 699 [May 25, 1300]
Description
(iii), 143 leaves : paper ; 200 x 155 (140 x 90) mm bound to 198 x 160 mm

Details

Subject(s)
Donor
Rare books genre
Summary note
A redaction of al-Wasīṭ al-muḥīṭ bi-aqṭār al-basīṭ, a work on the principles of Shāfiʻite jurisprudence by Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazzālī.
Notes
  • Ms. codex.
  • Title from title page (fol. 1a).
  • Marginal and interlinear notes and glosses. Later table of contents (fol. (i)b-(iii)b).
  • Collation: Paper ; fol. (iii) + 143 + ii ; catchwords ; foliation in ink using Hindu-Arabic numerals ; modern foliation in pencil using Western numerals.
  • Layout: 17 lines per page.
  • Description: Rubricated ; vowel signs ; watermarks (later endpapers only: three crescents; shield with a face-in-the-moon) ; MS in good condition. MS is rare.
  • Origin: According to colophon copy completed 26 Shaʻbān 699 by Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Karīm ibn Muḥammad (fol. 143b).
  • Incipit: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم رب تمم وسهل الحمد لله الذى ابدع الخلق واعاد ورفع الحق واشاد ...
  • Colophon:فرغ من تحريره العبد الضعيف المحتاج [الى] رحمة ربه اللطيف محمد بن عبد الکريم بن محمد اصلح الله شأنه وغفر ذنوبه ورحم لوالديه ورزقه علم ما فيه ليلة السادس والعشرين من شهر الله المعظم شعبان سنة تسع وتسعين وستمائة متع الله بما فيه جميع المستحقين برحمتك يا ارحم الراحمين
Binding note
Later type II (with flap) binding in red leather and blue and red marbled paper. Yellow paper pastedowns with block-pressed design. Not sewn. In case (208 x 163 mm).
Provenance
Ownership signatures: Ibrahīm ibn ? al-Zamzamī dated 1149; ʻAlī ibn ʻAbd Allāh al-Ḥamdīyah dated 1049; Maḥmūd ibn ʻAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad ? dated 702?; other obscured signatures and a seal impression (fol. 1a). Acquired from Brill, Leyden, 1900.
Source acquisition
Gift ; Robert Garrett, Class of 1897 ; 1942.
References
  • Hitti, P. Garrett Coll., 1789.
  • al-Subkī V, p. 59.
  • Suyūṭī, Bughyat al-wuʻāh (1908), p. 286.
  • Ḥājjī Khalīfah, Kashf al-ẓunūn (1835-58), IV, p. 302.
  • Fihrist al-kutub al-ʻArabīyah al-maḥfūẓah bi-al-Kutubkhānah al-Khudaywīyah, III, p. 246.
  • Ahlwardt, Verzeichnis der arabischen Handschriften, 4567/8.
Other format(s)
Also available in an electronic version.
OCLC
1340423013
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