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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Ancient Manuscript Review 198 : Antique Etiopia Islamic Manuscript درر الحكام في شرح غرر الاحكام (18th Century)





This is a thick complete Islamic manuscript acquired from Etiopia. Subject on Islamic Jurisprudence and the title I can read is درر الحكام في شرح غرر الاحكام

Durar al-hukkam fi Sharh Ghurar al-ahkam


Jewels of Judges in explaining tricky rules
The book on Hanafi Jurisprudence written by Muhammad b. Faramurz b.’Ali Mulla Khusraw al-Tarasusi in 885AH(1480CE)
It is a commentary work by the author on his own Ghurar al-Ahkam, a work on Hanafi law. The author started writing the work on Saturday 12 Dhu al-Qa`da 877 (1473), after he had recovered from the plague, and completed the work on Saturday 2 Gumada 883 (1478).
The author was a celebrated writer and Hanafite jurist, who was appointed the Ottoman Shaykh al-Îslâm, the leading clerical authority, by Sultan Mehmed II in 1469. He wrote authoritative, widely cited legal works, and reiterated the classical views on Jihâd.
He died in 885 AH in Qustantiniyya, and that his body was transported to Bursa, where he was buried in his own Madrasa
There is no date in this manuscript but I believed it was copied in 18th Century based on the Tre Lune watermark on the paper.
This is the first volume which consist of topics of purity, prayer, Zakat, fasting, Hajj, the sacrifice, fishing, sacrifices, jihad, after prize and divided, revitalizing disused land, hatred and plaudits, marriage, breastfeeding, divorce, manumission, Alkaabh, loyalty, faith, boundaries, theft, book beverages, Criminal, Blood Money, book strongholds,


Codicology
Title Page : درر الحكام في شرح غرر الاحكام
Content    : Hanafi Schools of Jurisprudence
Date         : 18th Century
Author     :  Muhammad b. Faramurz b.’Ali Mulla Khusraw al-Tarasusi
Copyist    : Anonymous
Patron      : Nil
Origin      : Harrar Etiopia
Place acquired : Etiopia
Illuminations : Nil
Calligraphy : Naskh
Number of lines :15
Inks          : Main text in black with diacritical marks in red
Punctuation:
Frame       :  Nil
History of Manuscript :
Number of folios : 400 ff
Support of writing : Western paper with 3 crescents watermark ( Tre Lune)
Gatherings :Nil.Loose leaves
Catchwords :first word on subsequent page in bottom left of recto
Dimensions : 230mm x 170mm
Binding   :Brown leather
Estimated Market Price :
Purchased Price : USD
Remarks :

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