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    Sale 5100

    Indian & Islamic Works of Art

    26 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 191

    'ALI IBN SULTAN MUHAMMAD AL-QARI AL-HARAVI (D.AH 1014/1605 AD): AL-MUBIN AL-MU 'IN LI-FAHM AL-'ARBA'IN, COPIED IN MECCA, 29 RAMADAN 1010 (23 MARCH 1602 AD)

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    'ALI IBN SULTAN MUHAMMAD AL-QARI AL-HARAVI (D.AH 1014/1605 AD): AL-MUBIN AL-MU 'IN LI-FAHM AL-'ARBA'IN, COPIED IN MECCA, 29 RAMADAN 1010 (23 MARCH 1602 AD)
    Arabic manuscript on paper, 176ff. with 23ll. of black scholar's naskh, minor titles in red, opening folio with illuminated heading, final folio signed by the author in Mecca and dated 29 Ramadan 1010, brown morocco binding with tooled medallions- folio 8¾ x 5½in. (22 x 14.2cm.) and a commentary on a work of Muhammad al-Birkawi, probably Anatolia, 17th century, copied in naskh , brown morocco binding with paper overlay- folio 8¼ x 6in. (21 x 15.2cm.) (2)


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    This is a commentary on the Kitab al-'Arba'in of Muhyi al-Din al-Nawawi (d. AH676/1278AD). Copied during the author's lifetime, this manuscript may be in his own hand, although the illuminated heading is certainly later. An authograph manuscript of al-Qari is in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin (Ar.ms.3568) copied in a clear scholar's naskh, such as this.

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