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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 8

    ABU DA'UD SULAYMAN BIN AL-ASH'ATH BIN BASHIR AL-AZADI AL-SIJISTANI (D. 889 AD): AL-SUNAN

    ABBASID IRAN OR MESOPOTAMIA, 12TH/13TH CENTURY

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    ABU DA'UD SULAYMAN BIN AL-ASH'ATH BIN BASHIR AL-AZADI AL-SIJISTANI (D. 889 AD): AL-SUNAN
    ABBASID IRAN OR MESOPOTAMIA, 12TH/13TH CENTURY
    One of the six canonical compilations of Hadith, the text begins with part of bab alif and ends with part of bab ha, including hadith by Ibn Anas, al-Husain bin ‘Ali, ‘Umar bin al-Khattab and al-‘Abbas bin ‘Abd al-Mutalib, Arabic manuscript on paper, 193ff. plus three fly-leaves, each folio with 26ll. of small black angular cursive script, titles in larger elongated black script, with red highlights and circular markers, occasional marginal notes, incomplete at end and beginning, Ottoman hand with title of the work on the second fly-leaf, in cloth covered binding with flap
    Folio 7 7/8 x 5 ¾in. (20 x 14.8cm.)


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    The Sunan of Abu Da'ud is one of the six canonical hadith collections, together with that of Bukhari, Muslim, al-Tirmidhi, al-Sughra and Ibn Majah. It includes some 4800 hadiths, chosen from more than 500,000 that he is said to have collected (Al-Zerekly, Al-A'lam, Biographical Dictionary, Beirut, 2007, vol.II, p.122).

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