SHAMS AL-DIN ABI ‘ABD ALLAH MUHAMMAD AL-DIHNI, KITAB AL-MU’NI FI'L-DU’AF WA BA’D AL-THIQAT, COPIED BY ‘ALI IBN MUHAMMAD B. DAWUD B. KHIDIR, YEMEN, RASULID, DATED 817 AH/1414 AD
SHAMS AL-DIN ABI ‘ABD ALLAH MUHAMMAD AL-DIHNI, KITAB AL-MU’NI FI'L-DU’AF WA BA’D AL-THIQAT, COPIED BY ‘ALI IBN MUHAMMAD B. DAWUD B. KHIDIR, YEMEN, RASULID, DATED 817 AH/1414 AD
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SHAMS AL-DIN ABI ‘ABD ALLAH MUHAMMAD AL-DIHNI, KITAB AL-MU’NI FI'L-DU’AF WA BA’D AL-THIQAT, COPIED BY ‘ALI IBN MUHAMMAD B. DAWUD B. KHIDIR, YEMEN, RASULID, DATED 817 AH/1414 AD

Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 GBP

SHAMS AL-DIN ABI ‘ABD ALLAH MUHAMMAD AL-DIHNI, KITAB AL-MU’NI FI'L-DU’AF WA BA’D AL-THIQAT, COPIED BY ‘ALI IBN MUHAMMAD B. DAWUD B. KHIDIR, YEMEN, RASULID, DATED 817 AH/1414 AD

Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000 GBP

Lot Sold:15,000GBP

Lot Details

Description

SHAMS AL-DIN ABI ‘ABD ALLAH MUHAMMAD AL-DIHNI, KITAB AL-MU’NI FI'L-DU’AF WA BA’D AL-THIQAT, COPIED BY ‘ALI IBN MUHAMMAD B. DAWUD B. KHIDIR, YEMEN, RASULID, DATED 817 AH/1414 AD


Arabic manuscript on paper, 68 leaves plus one fly-leaf, written in naskh in black ink, important words picked up in red, in green board binding, with flap


27.2 by 19cm.

Condition Report

The margins overall clean, with minor annotations added later, Arabic numeral written on the upper left corner, some smudges, stains and minor traces of moulds, the later binding with some stains, as viewed.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Christie's London, 24 November 1987, lot 74.

Literature

N. Safwat, A Collector’s Eye. Islamic calligraphy in Qur’ans and other manuscripts, London 2010, no.53, pp.214-5.

Catalogue Note

This volume is a list of some false and some reliable reports of sayings attributed to the prophet. It was originally part of a large volume, as indicated by the numerals on the upper external corner of the pages, and was detached and bound singularly in a later date. The ownership annotation to the upper right corner of f.1a can be compared to another almost identical one on the Kitab al-aghani ('Book of Songs'), now in the Millet Yazma Eser Kutuphanesi, Istanbul (Roxburgh 2005, p.97) and on a manuscript now in the British Library (OR.1347) and two lots offered in these rooms, 25 October 2017, lots 24 and 26.


A paragraph in the colophon states that the manuscript was copied for Jamal al-Din Muhammed b. Ridi al-Din b. Abi Bakr b. Muhammed b. Salih, known as Ibn al-Khayyat, who was probably the Hafiz and Mufti of Yemen who died in 1435-36 AD.

THE SHAKERINE COLLECTION: Calligraphy in Qur’ans and other Manuscripts
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