An early Mamluk manuscript on jurisprudence dated 1314
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Fatawi al-'Alim al-Rabbani Muhammad Ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani (Legal dicta of the pious scholar Muhammad Ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani), copied by Umar Ibn Muhammad known as Sharaf Mawlana al-Hanafi Mamluk, probably Cairo, dated 23rd Jumada I 714/4th September 1314
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Fatawi al-'Alim al-Rabbani Muhammad Ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani (Legal dicta of the pious scholar Muhammad Ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani), copied by Umar Ibn Muhammad known as Sharaf Mawlana al-Hanafi
Mamluk, probably Cairo, dated 23rd Jumada I 714/4th September 1314
Arabic manuscript on paper, 390 leaves, 13 lines to the page written in Mamluk naskhi script in brown ink, edges of a few leaves crudely repaired affecting small areas of text, some waterstaining restricted to outer margins otherwise in good condition, later brown morocco, with flap, rebacked, edges repaired, red morocco slipcase with marbled paper covers
242 x 181 mm.

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  • The manuscript is a treatise on Hanafite law in general, and elaborates on the teachings of the three founders, Abu Hanifa, Abu Yusuf and Muhammad al-Shaybani. The text is divided into chapters (Kitab) which deal with legal subjects such as nikah (marriage), talaq (divorce) and hudud (the penal code). This manuscript is a valuable document dealing with the teaching of Islamic law at the beginning of the 14th Century in Egypt.
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