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Fine Ottoman Turkish manuscript copied by an important scribe during the author\'s life time , Tezkire-i Hasan Celebi or Tezkiret-u Suara (Tezkiretü’ş-şuarâ تذكرة الشعراء)
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Fine Ottoman Turkish manuscript copied by an important scribe during the author's life time , Tezkire-i Hasan Celebi or Tezkiret-u Suara (Tezkiretü’ş-şuarâ تذكرة الشعراء)

By Kinalizade Hasan Celebi (1012 AH - 1604 AD) قنالى زاده حسن جلبي

20 x 12.5 cm approx. 1000 pages in fine ta'liq by the well-known scribe Seyid Mehmed emin Husyni Termizi , the friend and student of Imad al hasani . The calligrapher takes a celebrated biography in Türk Hattatlari by Şevket Redo p. 84. There is almost no examples known by this scribe possibly except the one seen by Sevket Rado who notified his death after 1008 AH. The scribe maily cames from Termez (Tirmidh ترمذ)

$35000.00

Tow Ottoman manuscripts on horses and horsemanship: Al Maqbul der Hal-i Huyul, And Tuhfet-ul Farisin fi Ahval-i Huyul-il Mujahidin مخطوطنان بالعثمانية في مجلد: المقبول في حال الخيول ، و تحفة الفارسين في أحوال خيول المجاهدين
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Tow Ottoman manuscripts on horses and horsemanship: Al Maqbul der Hal-i Huyul, And Tuhfet-ul Farisin fi Ahval-i Huyul-il Mujahidin مخطوطنان بالعثمانية في مجلد: المقبول في حال الخيول ، و تحفة الفارسين في أحوال خيول المجاهدين

By Ali Al Hadi and Tayyar Zade Ahmed Ata

Ottoman Turkish in black Naskh script scribed in 1290 H., 1874 AD. during the authors life. The First work presented to Esma Sultan duaghter of Sultan Mahmud ii, by Ali al Hadi who was an employee in the first secretary of the justice court . 77 p., and the second work presented to the Sultan Abdul Majid II . p. 77 to 252 . The author of the second work is the well-known poet and the Ottoman state historian; Tayyar Zade Ahmed Ata who died in 1299 AH., 1882 AD.

$25000.00

Dama Risalesi , an Ottoman manuscript on Checkers داما رساله سى
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Dama Risalesi , an Ottoman manuscript on Checkers داما رساله سى

Rare Ottoman Turkish manuscript dared 1299 ah, 1883 ad. On checkers game consists of 5 p. Of text and 64 p. Of tables show the game methods according the different Ottoman terroteries. Fine Riq'a script in black. Unusually being exist in the market .

$13000.00

Arabic manuscript on Falconry
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Arabic manuscript on Falconry

By Un-known

Approximately 1200's Ah (1800's) Arabic text in ordinary naskh script in black and significant words in red. 86 pages consists of 17 chapters contains of the aspects of wild birds, breeding, how to use them in hunting, diseases and how to treat them, with some stories from several sources. With 8 falcon miniatures . There is no evidence about the book's and the author's names, but the author mentions some scenes from Egypt and Syria during 647 AH (1250 AD) , and these mach what Abbas Al 'Azzawi mentioned in his book 'Asha'ir al Irak (the Tribes of Irak) that he owned a manuscript copy on Falconry due to the Ayyoubid or the beginning of the Mamluk era in Syria or Egypt by a prince called Badraddin b. Muhammad b. Baktout b. Abdullah al Khaznadar al Rammah al Zahiri who dead in 680 Ah. Measures: 21.3 x 14.8 cm . Some stamps ownership of Kitab Khane -i Shari'at Madari . Possibly some occasional retouches. Un-usual Islamic manuscript example on this subject. مخطوط في البيزرة في حالة جيدة كامل مؤلف من 86 صفحة وفيه سبعة عشر بابا تشمل كل ما يتعلق بالطيور الجارحة من صفاتها وتربيتها وطريقة الصيد بها و امراضها وعلاجها كما هو موضح في صورة الصفحتين الاوليين. لم يذكر فيه اسم الكتاب ولا اسم المؤلف ولكن في ثنايا الكتاب يذكر مشاهد من مصر وبلاد الشام ويذكر بانه كان حيا في سنة 647 وهذا ينطبق على ما ذكره العزاوي في كتاب عشائر العراق حيث ذكر بانه يملك مخطوطة في البيزره تعود إلى بلاد الشام أومصر ايام الايوبيين واوائل المماليك تاليف احد الامراء و اسمه بدر الدين محمد بن بكتوت بن عبد الله الخزندار الرماح الظاهري المتوفي سنة 680 وهو المسمى كتاب البائري

$65000.00

Mizanu\'l Azhar (The Habit of Flowers - ميزان الأزهار) An autograph Ottoman manuscript on Tulips by one of the most well-known Ottoman scholars of the subject
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Mizanu'l Azhar (The Habit of Flowers - ميزان الأزهار) An autograph Ottoman manuscript on Tulips by one of the most well-known Ottoman scholars of the subject

By Mehmed Efendi Lalezari (d. 1149 - 1736)

Ottoman manuscript, dated 1137- 1725 written during the author's live , owned by his son , the well-known Ottoman scholar Mehmed Tahir Lalezari , and annotated by him : Mizan-ul Azhar by the father.. The 7th and the most important copy known in Turkey : there are 3 copies in the collection of Ali Emiri , one in the collection of Atif Efendi , one in the collection of Asim Bey , and one in the Top Kapi Palace.

$45000.00

Early manuscript fragment of kitab Sihah al Lugha

By Isma"il b. Hammad al Jawhari (d. c. 1002 - 1008 AD.)

Arabic text in Naskh script improved from the Kufic, possibly the late 5th or early 6th C. of al Hijra. 92 p. 23 x 18 cm. The third part (incomplete in the end) of the book, with ownerships by some scholars from Aleppo and other places. Abu Nasr Isma'il ibn Hammad al-Jawhari also spelled al-Jauhari (died 1002 or 1008) was a Turkic lexicographer and the author of a notable Arabic dictionary. He was born in the city of Farab (Otrar) in Transoxiana (in today's southern Kazakhstan). He studied Arabic language first in Baghdad and then among the Arabs of the Hejaz. Then he settled in northern Khorasan (at Damghan and subsequently at Nishapur). He died at Nishapur while attempting flight from the roof of a mosque, possibly either inspired by an earlier glider flight by Abbas Ibn Firnas,[4] or due to delusions of being a bird. His great work is the Arabic dictionary entitled Taj al-Lugha wa Sihah al-Arabiya, ( الصحاح تاج اللغة وصحاح العربية) "The Crown of Language and the Correct Arabic", also known by the shorter titles al-Sihah fi al-Lugha, "The Correct Language", and al-Sihah. It contains about 40,000 dictionary entries. He wrote it when living in Nishapur. It is told that he had not completed it at his death and it was completed by a student. Al-Jawhari put the words into an alphabetical order under which the last letter of a word's root is the first ordering criterion. Al-Sihah is one of the main Arabic dictionaries of the medieval era. Moreover much of its material was incorporated into later Arabic dictionaries compiled by others. A number of abridgements of it, as well as expansions of it, were produced in Arabic over the centuries. A fully searchable online edition is at Baheth.info. Most of it was copied into the huge 13th century dictionary compilation Lisan al-Arab, which is also online at Baheth.info. An edition was begun by E. Scheidius with a Latin translation, but one part only appeared at Harderwijk (1776). The whole has been published at Tabriz (1854) and at Cairo (1865), and many abridgments and Persian translations have appeared. In 1729 its dictionary entries formed the basis for an Arabic-to-Turkish dictionary that was the first book printed using printing press by Ibrahim Muteferrika in Ottoman era.

$7000.00

Dala'il al Khayrat a lithograph printed book originally copied by Khalil al Shukri and lavishly illustrated by contemporary hands, with a hand made miniatures of Mecca and Medina.

By Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Sulayman ibn Abu Bakr al-Jazuli al-Simlali (d. 1465 AD.)

Extra ordinary lithograph of Dalail al Khairat originally copied by the well-known scribe Halil Shukri (Sukru) the student of Suleyman Vehbi. In a Rococo Ottoman Style binding of the period of the Sultan Abdul Mejid. Printed in the Imperial press, Istanbul 1262 H. and completely illustrated by hand with a hand made miniature of Mecca and Medina. often known as Imam al-Jazuli or Sheikh Jazuli, was a Moroccan Sufi leader of the Berber tribe of the Jazulah. He is best known for compiling the Dala'il al-Khayrat, an extremely popular Muslim prayer book. This book is usually divided into 7 sections for each day of the week.[1] Al-Jazuli is one of the seven saints of Marrakesh. Al-Jazuli lived in the historic Sous area of Morocco, situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Atlas Mountains. He studied locally and then went to the Madrasat As-Saffarîn in Fez where his room is still pointed out to visitors today. In Fez he memorized works of usul al-fiqh and Maliki law, such as Ibn al-Hajib's Mukhtasr al-Far'i and Sahnun's Al-Mudawwana al-Kubra. He also met the famous jurist and mystic Ahmad Zarruq. After settling a tribal feud he left the area and spent the next forty years in Makkah, Medina and Jerusalem. After his long journey, he returned to Fez where he completed the prayer book Dala'il al-Khayrat. He was initiated into the Shadhili Tariqa, a Sufi order, by a descendant of Abu Abdallah Mohammed Amghar, the sheikh of the Banu Amghar. He spent fourteen years in Khalwa (seclusion) and then went to Safi where he gathered around him many followers. The governor of Safi felt obliged to expel him and later poisoned him which led to his death in 1465. He is said to have died during prayer. His tomb in Afoughal became the center of the Saadi dynasty Saadian resistance against the Portuguese. His deep respect for al-Jazouli was the reason that Abu Abdallah al-Qaim chose Afoughal as his residence. It is claimed that in 1541, seventy-seven years after his death, his body was exhumed to be transferred to Marrakesh and found to be uncorrupted. In the northern part of the Medina of Marrakesh the Saadi sultan Ahmad al-Araj (1517–1544) had a mausoleum built for al-Jazouli. The mausoleum was enlarged and partly rebuilt during the reign of the sultans Moulay Ismael and Mohammed Ben Abdallah.

$8000.00

Sharh al Sirajiyya, known as Sharh fara'idh al Sajawandi, an Arabic manuscript copied in Makka Bab al Salam in the 10th - 16th C.

By Alī ibn Muḥammad al-Jurjānī al-Sayyid al-Sharīf, (born 1339, Tājū, near Astarābād, Iran—died 1413, Shīrāz)

Arabic manuscript on Mawarith, Islamic law. approx. 300 p. copied by Abd al Kadir b. Zain ud din al Karafi al Azhari in 986 AH. in Bab al Salam in Mecca. A commentary on Al Sirajiyya known as Fara'idh al Sajawandi of Siraj ud-Din Muhammad ibn Abd ur-Rashid Sajawandi (d. about 600 AH.). Some water stains, back side of the binding with marginal cut, missing the first leaf from the text. Rare book copied in Mecca in the 16th C. The author was a leading traditionalist theologian of 15th-century Iran. Jurjānī received a varied education, first in Harāt and then in Egypt. He visited Constantinople in 1374, and, upon his return in 1377, he was given a teaching appointment in Shīrāz. In 1387 Shīrāz fell to Timur, the famous central Asian conqueror, and Jurjānī, whose fame as a teacher and scholar had reached its height, was taken to Timur's capital of Samarkand (now in Uzbekistan). He stayed in Samarkand until Timur's death in 1405, when he returned to Shīrāz. Most of Jurjānī's scholarly work was written in Arabic. Of his 31 extant works and commentaries, the best-known work is the Kitāb at-taʿrīfāt ("Book of Definitions"), a short dictionary of technical terms from theology, philosophy, and philology. Britannica

$6000.00

Mi\'yar ul Awqat (Times standard) an Ottoman Turkish autograph written by a well-known Ottoman scholar
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Mi'yar ul Awqat (Times standard) an Ottoman Turkish autograph written by a well-known Ottoman scholar

By Ismail Fehim b. Ibrahim Hakki Erzurumi ( was alive in 1194 AH.)

An astronomical Ottoman Turkish autograph manuscript written by the Ottoman author, the son of Ibrahim Hakki Erzurumi, the author of Marifetname. According to Mehmet Tahir Bursavi, there is a copy of this work in the Khedivial library in Cairo (Osmanli Muellifleri vol. 1 p. 35). The author was finished the book in 1194 AH. (inspite of the note by Ismail Pasha in Hadiyyat ul Arifin mentions that the work was written in 1193 AH. ). The almost unique work consists of tow parts in 58 p. Un recorded in any of the Turkish libraries.

$15000.00

Sharh Fusus al Hikam
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Sharh Fusus al Hikam

By Bali efendi (d. 961 H. - 1553 AD)

Arabic manuscript, commentary on Fusus al Hikam of Ibn Arabi. approx. 500 p. out-ruled in silver, with illuminated heading on the first page. fine Naskh script by Muhammad Zihni in the late H. 10th or the beginning of the 11th C.Contemporary Full leather Ottoman style binding with flap. Shaykh Bali Efendi from Sofia (d. 1553) was born in Strumica in Macedonia and according to Evliya Chelebi (Book III) belonged to a Yörük tribe, and to the family of the Prophet. At list one of two claims is highly dubious. After finishing his studies he entered the service of Qasim Efendi, shaykh of 'Ali Pasha convent in Istanbul. Induced by his murshid and a dream in which Ibn 'Arabi himself asked Bali to compose a commentary on Fusus al-Hikam, Bali Efendi wrote his most important work: Sharh al-Fusus. After spending a time as shaykh of Zeyrek dervish convent in Istanbul, he moved to Sofia where he died. He played an important role in spreading Halwatism in the Balkans.

$8000.00

Rare poetry Diwan of an Alawite (Nusayri) prince
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Rare poetry Diwan of an Alawite (Nusayri) prince

By Al Amir Hasan al Makzoun al Sinjari ( 583 - 638 H / 1187 - 1240 AD )

Approx. 200 P. Arabic Diwan of Hasan b. Yusuf Makzoun b. Kheder al Azdi al Sinjari. One of the most accepted leaders by the Syrian Alawites (Nusayri), He was the Emir of Sinjar the became a sufi . An Arabic manuscript written Tarsus 1313 AH. by Mu'alla Muhammad Abboud Kismet for the Sheikh Muhammad b. Ali al Homsi

$15000.00

The original manuscript draft of the most important work about the history of Bulak press, Tarikh Matba\'at Bulak prepared by the author in 1936 to be presented to the faculty of literature in the Egyptian University in Cairo, for the MA. degree
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The original manuscript draft of the most important work about the history of Bulak press, Tarikh Matba'at Bulak prepared by the author in 1936 to be presented to the faculty of literature in the Egyptian University in Cairo, for the MA. degree

By Abu-l Futouh Ahmad Ridwan (1908 - 1982)

long 4to, 30. 192ff, with 26, 16ff appendix. WITH UNPUBLISHED PARTS. The most important of the specific history of Bulak press which later printed in Bulak printing house in 1953 as: تاريخ مطبعة بولاق و لمحة في تاريخ الطباعة في بلدان الشرق الأوسط Unique manuscript of the author.

$30000.00

Minhaju\'l- fukara , an Ottoman Turkish manuscript on the Mawlawiyya Sufisim and ethics copied by the Imam of Nicosia in Cyprus منهاج الفقراء مخطوط بيد شيخ المولوية في لفقوشة بقبرص
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Minhaju'l- fukara , an Ottoman Turkish manuscript on the Mawlawiyya Sufisim and ethics copied by the Imam of Nicosia in Cyprus منهاج الفقراء مخطوط بيد شيخ المولوية في لفقوشة بقبرص

By İsmail Rusuhi Ankaravi (Ankarawi) D. 1041/1631

H. 11th - AD. 17th C. On the Mawlawi Sufism method. Index, 239 ff, Ottoman Turkish fine Ta`liq script with a not on the front of the first page that the copy has been written by Sadri Effendi, the Malawi Shaykh of Nicosia. Fine ornamented contemporary covers with marbled inner paper. All pages out ruled in gold. Heading golden illumination in the first page. 22 x 12 cm.

$19500.00

Riyad-us-Saliheen, a manuscript been read in Al Umawi mosque in Damascus during the 8th ,14th C. مخطوط رياض الصالحين
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Riyad-us-Saliheen, a manuscript been read in Al Umawi mosque in Damascus during the 8th ,14th C. مخطوط رياض الصالحين

By Abu Zakaria Yahya Ibn Sharaf al-Nawawī (631–676 A.H./1234–1277) أبو زكريا يحيى بن شرف النووي

Approx. 150 ff, in later Ottoman style full lather binding tooled in gold, 9th or 10th C. H., 15th or 16th C. AD. 27 x 17 cm. Some pages are molded and lightly attached to each other, which need to light restoration. The copy contains marginal notes with some tells that the copy has been read in the Umawi (Amawi) mosque in Damascus in the H. 8th or 9th. C.

$19500.00

Unrecorded early Arabic manuscript of Rawh al- Ruh on preaching and Islamic ethic, with other tow works of the author
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Unrecorded early Arabic manuscript of Rawh al- Ruh on preaching and Islamic ethic, with other tow works of the author

By abdurrahman bin Ali bin Muhammad al Jawzi al Qurashi al Baghdadi, Abu al- Faraj (508-597 AH.,- 1114-1201 AD.)

Handwritten Very Good Hardcover 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall Unique Arabic manuscript, mentioned by Abdulhamid al- 'Alwaji in his comprehensive work; Mu'allafat Ibn al- Jawzi p 135 as a second name of Rawh al Arwah which was printed in Cairo in the beginning of the 20th C, but comparing with the published work, We found that the tow books are totally different and We couldn't find an other copy of the manuscript in the known resources Anatolian or Ayyubid style manuscript with full page illumiation on the first page Ninth ot tenth C gilted Ottoman binding with flap Fine balck Naskhi script with significant words in red on buff cream papers, 8vo, 170 ff (340 p) The volume also contains the book of Maoulid al- Nabi (Birth of the prophet) in 13 ff (26 p) and Manaqib ul Abrar (on the biography of the prophet's companions including some biographies which were un-recorded by al- 'Alawji) in 49 ff (98 p) Ibn al-Jawzi, 'Abd al-Rahman b 'Ali b Muhammad Abu al-Faraj, a jurist, traditionist, historian, preacher, one of the most famous Hanbalis of Baghdad, where he was born, most probably, in the year 511/1127, and whose ancestry goes back to Abu Bakr (ra) He was orphaned at the age of three and thereafter raised in care of his mother and paternal aunt, who later brought him to the mosque of Abu al-Fadhl Ibn Nasir, to be taught traditions (hadith) At this stage, Ibn al-Jawzi was probably no more than six years old Being his first teacher as well as his maternal uncle, Ibn Nasir introduced him to many other teachers Ibn al-Jawzi shows his gratitude to Ibn Nasir by writing the following in his notice: "He heard numerous traditions, and had copious knowledge in that regard He studied lexicography under Abu Zakariya He is the one whom Allah Ta'ala appointed for the purposes of guiding me to knowledge He would exert great effort on my behalf during my childhood and take me to teachers He made me study the Musnad of Imam Ahmad by reading it to Ibn al-Husayn, as well as collections of shorter chains ('awali) I, at that time, hadn't a clue what learning is, due to my young age He would make record of all traditions I heard I studied with him for thirty years and did not benefit from anyone as I benefited from him" Thus, Ibn al-Jawzi began his learning career from a very young age, and had over 90 teachers, three of whom were women His teachers who taught him traditions include Abu al-Sa'adat al-Mutawakkili, who gave him the authorisation (ijaza) to transmit works from al-Khatib al-Baghdadi; Ibn al-Husayn who taught him Musnad of Imam Ahmad; and of course, Ibn Nasir who started his career as a Shafi'i-Ash'ari, but later converted to Hanbalism in doctrine and jurisprudence, due to a dream he saw to that effect

$90000.00

Jawahir al Uqyan Fi Sharh \'Umdat ul Irfan جواهر العقيان في شرح عمدة العرفان Imperial Turkish manuscript on the Qur\'anic subjects
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Jawahir al Uqyan Fi Sharh 'Umdat ul Irfan جواهر العقيان في شرح عمدة العرفان Imperial Turkish manuscript on the Qur'anic subjects

By Hamdullah b. Khayr ed Din known as Khatib Ayasofya (d. 983 AH, 1575 AD.) حمدالله بن خير الدين خير الله القسطنطيني الرومي الحنفي المقرئ

280 p. of Ottoman Turkish Naskhi script, possibly copied during the author's life. The author's commentary on his Qur'anic book which he wrote it in Arabic and called " 'Umdat ul Irfan ". The author has finished this commentary in 951 AH. which it is possibly the copy date. The main book written in red and the commentary in black, with an imperial illustration on the first page and an illustration heading on the back page, of the Sultan Suleyman dynasty. All the pages are out ruled in gold. The author was a well-known Ottoman scholar and Khatib of the Hagia Sophia mosque.

$20500.00

Arabic manuscript on sufism; Kitab al-Tanwir fi isqat al-tadbir التنوير في إسقاط التدبير  Illuminating Guidance on dropping Self-Direction
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Arabic manuscript on sufism; Kitab al-Tanwir fi isqat al-tadbir التنوير في إسقاط التدبير Illuminating Guidance on dropping Self-Direction

By Ibn Ata' Allah al-Iskandari (al Sakandari) ابن عطاء الله السكندري d. 709 AH, 1311 AD.

80 p. of Arabic Naskh script by Muhammad b. Abi Bakr b. Ali b. Muhammad b. Ali ... al Hariri in 848 AH. 1450 AD. with a " Sama' سماع " written by the scribe and annotated by Shihab ud Din b. Ahmad al Qadiri al Mawsili al iqna'i in 849 AH. In a Mamluk style, possibly contemporary binding. Abu al-Fadl Ibn `Ata Allah al-Iskandari (d. 709), one of the great sufi imams, also known as a muhaddith, preacher, and Maliki jurist. He was Abu al-`Abbas al-Mursi's (d. 686) student and the second successor of Imam Abu al-Hasan al-Shadhili, and he was the first to spread the Shadhili teachings in writing. Ibn Ata' Allah al-Iskandari was born in the middle of the 7th century AH/13th century CE and grew up in Alexandria during the Mamluk era. Although not much is known about his life, he had the best teachers in all branches of traditional sciences and became known as a great master of Islamic law of the Maliki School. His lifetime witnessed the great flourishing of several Sufi brotherhoods, including the Shadhiliyya, the Mawlawiyya, the Chishtiyya and the Ahmadiyya. His father was a student of Imam al-Shadhili, though it is unlikely he ever met him. Initially Ibn Ata'Allah was not so drawn to the Sufi path, preferring to concentrate his energies on jurisprudence. Yet, in spite of his early antipathies, he did become a disciple of Shaykh Abu 'l-Abbas al-Mursi, (d. 686/1288). As his most important and principal work, the Hikam, attests, he had become a Sufi master in his own right, and was already a shaykh when al-Mursi died. He became the third great master of the Shadhiliyya order, which grew from Morocco and spread throughout North Africa and beyond. With his career as a scholar in Cairo under the Mamluks in full flourish, he died at around 60 years of age in 709 AH/ 1309 CE and was buried there in the Qarafa cemetery.

$19500.00

Unique manuscript of the first vol. of Maqbul al Manqul al jami\' li Ahadith al Rasul on Hadith مقبول المنقول الجامع لأحاديث الرسول
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Unique manuscript of the first vol. of Maqbul al Manqul al jami' li Ahadith al Rasul on Hadith مقبول المنقول الجامع لأحاديث الرسول

By 'Ala al-Din 'Ali b. Muhammad b. Ibrahim .Umar b. Khalil ash-Shihi, al-Baghdadi al-Shafi'i al-Khazin (678 - 741 H.) علاء الدين علي بن محمد بن إبراهيم الخازن

104 lvs including 3 p. of index. Naskh script on buff white paper. 28 cm tall, with few missing leaves from the end which include "kitab al i'tiqaf". Unique manuscript from the 8th or the beginning of the 9th c. H. (14th AD.). Title on the first page 1a: الجزء الأول من كتاب مقبول المنقول الجامع لأحاديث الرسول صلى الله عليه و سلم تأليف الشيخ الإمام العالم العلامة المفسر المحدث المتقن الصالح العابد علاء الدين علي بن محمد بن إبراهيم الخازن البغدادي الأصل ثم الشيحي ثم الدمشقي الصوفي بالخانقاه السمساطية ؟ بدمشق According to Ibn Hajar the author was called al-Khazin because of his profession in securing the books in the Sumyatiyyah library. He was born in Baghdad in the year 678 H and died in 741 H in the town Aleppo. He was a man who worked in the library and have a great interest in the interpretation, so he read a lot of books and their commentaries. He admired several books of Tafsir and tried to write his own commentary on them. In addition, he is known as Sufis as well as a preacher.In considering his knowledge, al-Khazin studied with Ibn al-Dawalibi while still in Baghdad. Then when he was in Damascus, he studied with al-Qasim ibn Muzafar and Wazirah bint 'Umar. She was very busy with teaching and writing. Among his works are: --- Lubab al-Ta'wil fi Ma'ani al-Tanzil , --- Sharh 'Umdah al-Ahkam, --- Maqbul al-Manqul , a book in the field of hadith which consists of ten volumes. In this last work, al-Khazin collect hadiths contained in Musnad al-Shafi'i, Musnad Ahmad bin Hanbal, the Six sunan, al-Muwatta ', and Sunan Daraqutni with systematized order chapters by chapter. --- Sirah al-Nabawiyyah, his own rendition of the prophetic Sirah. al-Khazin was a great scholar, who is not only proficient in the field of interpretation alone but mastered Tasawwuf, whose personality and behavior was highly spoken off. He died in 741 H in the town Aleppo.

$45000.00

RASULİD YEMEN QUR\'AN JUZ\' XİX from the 14th or 15th c.
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RASULİD YEMEN QUR'AN JUZ' XİX from the 14th or 15th c.

By Qur'anic section

Arabic manuscript on buff paper, each folio with 6ll. of large flowing naskh, red diacritics, clusters of three gold dots marking verses, three sura headings in loose gold naskh, opening folio with gold and polychrome carpet page framing title, some staining to margins, in contemporary brown morocco stamped with elaborate cruciform motif, doublures stamped with central medallion within calligraphic frame. COMPLETE BİNDİNG WİTH FLAP. 18 x 13 cm. WİTH AN ENDOWMENT BY ALMAHDİ İBN 'İZZUDDİN İBN EMİR AL MU'MİNİN AL HASAN İBN EMİR AL MU'MİNİN 'İZZUDDİN ... AL MU'AYYAD İN 991 H. ONE OF THE EWLL-KNOWN ZAYDİ SCHOLARS İN YEMEN AND GRAND SON OF THE İMAM AL HASAN B. 'İZZUDDİN. (see Christies description for a juz' from the same set, the İslamic sale 27 April 2017). This manuscript retains a highly interesting bookcover. The composition of its decoration is arranged around a central quatrefoil. Four untooled fleur-de-lys rise from this quatrefoil to form a large lozenge or four-pointed star. The points of this star encroach on the rectangular borders of the cover whilst stylized palmettes, also untooled, fill in the spandrels. These motifs are silhouetted against a densely textured ground of stamped ringlets. A very close comparable example is provided by a 14th or 15th century South Arabian bookcover in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin (Gulnar Bosch, John Carswell, Guy Petherbridge, Islamic Bindings & Bookmaking, exhibition catalogue, Chicago, 1981, cat.10, p.98-99). It is the work of the maker Isma'il. The doublures of our manuscript are stamped with the repeated benedictory inscription al-'izz al-muqim al-da'im ('lasting and perpetual glory') which also appears on the binding of a Yemeni Qur'an dated to 1450-1500 in the Nasser D. Khalili Collection (David James, After Timur, Oxford, 1992, cat.11, pp.52-53).

$30000.00

Asbab al-nuzul , early Arabic manuscript on the occasions of Quranic revelation dated 689 H., 1290 AD. ( أسباب النزول للواحدي)
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Asbab al-nuzul , early Arabic manuscript on the occasions of Quranic revelation dated 689 H., 1290 AD. ( أسباب النزول للواحدي)

By by Ali ibn Ahmad al-Wahidi (d. 1075 AD.)

Early Arabic manuscript possibly copied in Yemen, dated 689 H., 1290 AD. complete copy in 200 p. of one of the earliest works on this subject. In red morocco ornamented full leather binding, 17th or 18th C. The manuscript is in mint condition. The earliest and the most important work in this genre is undoubtedly Kitab asbab al-Nuzul ("Book of occasions of revelation") of Ali ibn Ahmad al-Wahidi (d. 1075 CE). al-Wahidi mentions occasions of about 570 verses out of 6236 verses of the Quran. Wahidi's work is not only the first attempt to collect all the material regarding the occasions of revelation in one single volume, but it is also the standard upon which all subsequent works were based. al-Wahidi was born in the city of Nishapur and he died there at an advanced age. He was a poet, philologist, grammarian and Quranic commentator. In fact, He was considered a great commentator of the Quran of his time. His main teacher was the famous Quranic commentator al-Thalabi (d. 1036 CE) and Wahidi seems to have enjoyed the support of the Seljuk vizier Nizam al- Mulk. No asbāb works from earlier than the 11th century are known, and it is unlikely that this genre of exegetical literature existed before then. Though there is a section titled Nuzūl al-Qur'ān in Ibn al- Nadim's 10th-century bibliographical catalog Kitāb al-Fihrist (including one Nuzūl al-Qur'ān attributed to the semi-legendary Ibn 'Abbas as transmitted through....

$25000.00

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