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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 116

    MUHAMMAD BIN AL-HASAN BIN 'ALI AL-TUSI (D. 1067 AD): KITAB AL-ISTIBSAR FI MA IKHTALAF MIN AL-AKHBAR

    MUGHAL INDIA, 17TH CENTURY

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    MUHAMMAD BIN AL-HASAN BIN 'ALI AL-TUSI (D. 1067 AD): KITAB AL-ISTIBSAR FI MA IKHTALAF MIN AL-AKHBAR
    MUGHAL INDIA, 17TH CENTURY
    A manual on jurisprudence, Arabic manuscript on paper, 614 ff. plus two fly-leaves, each with 19ll. neat black naskh script, gold margins between black rules, red and blue outer rules, words and phrases in or overlined in red, headings in red within gold ruled panels with gold marginal roundel, occasional marginal notes, text of opening bifolio with interlinear gold clouds and gold and polychrome heading panel, two other illuminated headpieces in gold and polychrome throughout, colophon on final folio signed by Muhammad 'Atiq Allah, brown morocco binding
    Text panel 7 ¼ x 4 5/8in. (18.7 x 11.5cm.); folio 10 ¼ x 7in. (26 x 18.5cm.)


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    Kitab al-Istibsar is one of the four canonical manuals on hadith for Shi'i Islam. It was composed by Muhammad bin al-Hasan bin 'Ali al-Tusi (d. 1067 AD), a mufassir from Khurasan who moved to Baghdad and then to Najaf where he died (see Al-Zerekly, Al-A'lam, Biographic Dictionary, Beirut, 2007, vol. II, p.84).

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    Provenance

    Christie's, 10 October 1988, lot 212/6