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    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 13

    SHAMS AL-DIN MUHAMMAD BIN MAHMUD AL-SAMARQANDI (D. CIRCA 1378 AD): A MANUAL ON THE READINGS AND RECITALS OF THE QUR’AN

    SIGNED MUHAMMAD BIN AL-HASAN BIN ABI BAKR BIN MUHAMMAD AL-IMAM [..], TIMURID IRAN, CIRCA 15TH CENTURY

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    SHAMS AL-DIN MUHAMMAD BIN MAHMUD AL-SAMARQANDI (D. CIRCA 1378 AD): A MANUAL ON THE READINGS AND RECITALS OF THE QUR’AN
    SIGNED MUHAMMAD BIN AL-HASAN BIN ABI BAKR BIN MUHAMMAD AL-IMAM [..], TIMURID IRAN, CIRCA 15TH CENTURY
    Arabic manuscript on paper, 52ff. plus two fly-leaves, each folio with circa 20ll. of black naskh script, titles in thick black muhaqqaq script, important words in red and blue, text panel outlined in red, the text divided in columns and tables, 33 tree-shaped diagrams, signed, in brown morocco binding
    Text panel 7 ¾ x 4 5/8in. (17 x 11.5cm.); folio 8 5/8 x 6 ½in. (21.7 x 15.5cm.)


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    Al-Samarqandi is known to have written at least six treatises on this subject: Kafiyat al-Tafa’ul min Kitab Allah al-Aziz / al-‘Iqd al-Farid fi Nazm al-Tajwid / Mabsut fi al-Qira’at al-Sab’ wa’l Madbut min Ida’at al-Tab / Ruh al-Murid fi Sharh al-‘Iqd al-Farid [fi Nazm al-Tajwid] / [Al-]Sana’l’ al-Aziz / Tajwid al-Fatihah. See P. Stock and C. Baker, Subject-Guide to the Arabic Manuscripts in the British Library, London, 2001, p. 9, A.2.

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    The Hagop Kevorkian Collection (879/973)