Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 157 (T.7.16)
Date of Creation: Between 1535 and 1537
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Isma'ilu'bn 'Ali al Sharifi, al Laithu'l 'Abis Fi Sadamati'l Majalis.
"The Frowning Lion in the Shocks of Debates", a Treatise on the Principles of Law (Koran Tradition, Agreement and Analogy); Definitions of Technical Terms: Solution of Disputed Points (sadamat): Conclusion on the Order of Events of Muhammed's Life after 622 A.D. To this work is appended a poem of fifty verses, in praise of Muhammad and beseeching his intercession, by Al Kalkashandi (of Kalkashanda, near Cairo). Cf. Wüstenfeld, Die Geographie und Verwaltung von Aegypten, ad init.:
Begins: [Arabic characters]
Remarks: On the last fly-leaf in an early XVIII. Cent. French hand: Instruction pour la messe | en Arabe.
Cf. Hajji Khalifa, vol. v. p. 346.
This copy was finished on Saturday, 18th Safar, 943 A.H. (5th Aug., 1536 A.D.).
The copyist's name is Dawudu'bn Sulaimana'bn 'Ali ibn Omara'l Nabtini al Sharifi.
The title-page and last folio bear the name of Ahmadu'bn 'Abdi'l Mufattihi'bn 'Abdi'l 'Azim.
[Formerly S.7.13; S.7.105]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 7 3/4 x 5 3/4, ff. 30, written in single cols. of 22 lines, each 6 x 4, rubrics and rubricated letters, edges of leaves repaired at the end. (A.H. 943, A.D. 1536-7.)
Binding: Pasteboards, half-bound crimson morocco, buff paper sides and flap (like T.6.6)
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Arabic
Material Type: Treatise
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 477-478.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Isma'il ibn Ali al-Sharifi
copyist: Dawud ibn Sulayman ibn Ali ibn Omara al-Nabtini al-Sharifi fl.1536
provenance: Ahmad ibn Abd al-Mufattihi Ibn Abd al-Azim
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