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Abstract

This is a manuscript copy of al-Miṣbāḥ al-munīr fī gharīb al-Sharḥ al-Kabīr by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad al-Muqrī al-Fayyūmī (d. ca. 770 AH / 1368 CE). It is a dictionary of Islamic legal terms that was originally written as a gloss on the commentary of ʿAbd al-Karīm al-Rāfiʿī (d. 623 AH / 1226 CE) on al-Wajīz fī al-furūʿ by Abū Ḥāmid Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Ghazzālī (d. 505 AH / 1111 CE), entitled Fatḥ al-ʿazīz ʿalá kitāb al-Wajīz. The manuscript was copied by the shi`ite scribe ʿAlī ibn Muḥibb ʿAlī in 1083 AH / 1673 CE in Iran. The text was later collated with three other manuscripts in Mecca in 1166 AH / 1752 CE by Muḥammad al-Aṭrābazundī. The light brown goatskin binding with gold-tooled oval central medallion, pendants, and cornerpieces is contemporary with the manuscript.

Text Note

Present copy was collated with three other copies by Muḥammad al-Aṭrābazundī in Makkah (Mecca), mid Shaʿbān 1166 AH / 1752 CE (see fol. 147a); title page is preceded by an alphabetical table of contents (fol. 1b)

Hand note

Written in black and red naskh

Decoration Note

Headpiece; red double-line rulings

Contributors

Principal cataloger: Gacek, Adam

Cataloger: Landau, Amy

Cataloger: Smith, Sita

Editor: Bockrath, Diane

Contributor: Barrera, Christina

Contributor: Emery, Doug

Contributor: Herbert, Lynley

Contributor: Noel, William

Contributor: Simpson, Shreve

Contributor: Tabritha, Ariel

Contributor: Toth, Michael B.

Contributor: Valle, Chiara

Conservator: Jewell, Stephanie

Conservator: Quandt, Abigail

Bibliography

Brockelmann, Carl. Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur (New York; Köln: E.J. Brill, 1996), 2:31; S2:20.


These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Upper board outside

Front flyleaf ia flap closed

Spine

Fore-edge

Head

Tail

Keywords
Arabic
Colophon
Headpiece
Iran
Islamic
Scripture

Origin Place

Iran

Date

1st Dhū al-Qaʿdah 1083 AH / 1673 CE

Form

book

Binding Description

Contemporary with manuscript; light brown goatskin (with flap); gold-tooled oval central medallion, pendants, and cornerpieces; pastedowns of colored paper

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Arabic.

Provenance

Muḥammad Afandī Ṭarābizānī

Aḥmad ibn ʿAbd Allāh al-Kādharūnī

Ismāʿīl al-Sayyid ʿAṭāʾ Allāh al-Mālikī al-Ḥusaynī, 1113 AH / 1701 CE, plus seal

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters bequest

<< return to search Glossary of Islamic legal terminology W.590

Origin Place

Iran

Date

1st Dhū al-Qaʿdah 1083 AH / 1673 CE

Form

book

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Arabic.

Provenance

Muḥammad Afandī Ṭarābizānī

Aḥmad ibn ʿAbd Allāh al-Kādharūnī

Ismāʿīl al-Sayyid ʿAṭāʾ Allāh al-Mālikī al-Ḥusaynī, 1113 AH / 1701 CE, plus seal

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters bequest

Manuscript Overview

Abstract

This is a manuscript copy of al-Miṣbāḥ al-munīr fī gharīb al-Sharḥ al-Kabīr by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad al-Muqrī al-Fayyūmī (d. ca. 770 AH / 1368 CE). It is a dictionary of Islamic legal terms that was originally written as a gloss on the commentary of ʿAbd al-Karīm al-Rāfiʿī (d. 623 AH / 1226 CE) on al-Wajīz fī al-furūʿ by Abū Ḥāmid Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Ghazzālī (d. 505 AH / 1111 CE), entitled Fatḥ al-ʿazīz ʿalá kitāb al-Wajīz. The manuscript was copied by the shi`ite scribe ʿAlī ibn Muḥibb ʿAlī in 1083 AH / 1673 CE in Iran. The text was later collated with three other manuscripts in Mecca in 1166 AH / 1752 CE by Muḥammad al-Aṭrābazundī. The light brown goatskin binding with gold-tooled oval central medallion, pendants, and cornerpieces is contemporary with the manuscript.

Text Note

Present copy was collated with three other copies by Muḥammad al-Aṭrābazundī in Makkah (Mecca), mid Shaʿbān 1166 AH / 1752 CE (see fol. 147a); title page is preceded by an alphabetical table of contents (fol. 1b)

Hand note

Written in black and red naskh

Decoration Note

Headpiece; red double-line rulings

References

Contributors

Principal cataloger: Gacek, Adam

Cataloger: Landau, Amy

Cataloger: Smith, Sita

Editor: Bockrath, Diane

Contributor: Barrera, Christina

Contributor: Emery, Doug

Contributor: Herbert, Lynley

Contributor: Noel, William

Contributor: Simpson, Shreve

Contributor: Tabritha, Ariel

Contributor: Toth, Michael B.

Contributor: Valle, Chiara

Conservator: Jewell, Stephanie

Conservator: Quandt, Abigail

Bibliography

Brockelmann, Carl. Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur (New York; Köln: E.J. Brill, 1996), 2:31; S2:20.


Bindings & Oddities

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Upper board outside

Front flyleaf ia flap closed

Spine

Fore-edge

Head

Tail

Keywords
Arabic
Colophon
Headpiece
Iran
Islamic
Scripture
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