Ijāzat Aḥmad ibn ʻUbayd Allāh al-ʻAṭṭār li-Muḥammad ibn Shafīʻ Sulṭān : manuscript, [ca. 1780-1800]
Ijāzah li-tilmīdh
ʻAṭṭār, Aḥmad ibn ʻUbayd Allāh, 1725 or 1726-1803 or 1804, creator
Muḥammad ibn Shafīʻ Sulṭān, -1839 or 1840
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1 v. (6 leaves) ; 17 cm.

ʻAṭṭār, Aḥmad ibn ʻUbayd Allāh , 1725 or 1726-1803 or 1804 ;  Muḥammad ibn Shafīʻ Sulṭān , -1839 or 1840 ;  Qasṭallānī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad , 1447 or 1448-1517 or 1518 ;  Hadith -- Authorities -- Early works to 1800 ;  Shafiites -- Early works to 1800


An ijāzah issued by Aḥmad ibn ʻUbayd Allāh al-ʻAṭṭār to his student Muḥammad ibn Shafīʻ Sulṭān. The student's name is mentioned on fol. 1v; the master's name on fol. 6r. In the ijāzah al-ʻAṭṭār traces his authority back to al-Qasṭallānī's al-Mawāhib al-ladunnīyah, then to al-Shāfiʻī, and then gives his isnād of a musalsal ḥadīth.

Title supplied by cataloger. Varying title from fol. 1r, written in a later hand.

الحمد لله الذي وفق من شاء من عباده للتفقه في الدين واختار من ارتضاه من احبابه لاقتداء آثار الصالحين ... :Incipit

Written in a naskh hand in black ink, 14-17 lines per page, with catchwords on the verso of each leaf except for fol. 4.

The ms is stained throughout.

Paper size: 17 x 11.5 cm (text size varies on each page). Two bifolia sewn together and another one is glued to them. A thicker paper (?) is used as cover.

According to the colophon, this is an autograph copy in the hand of Aḥmad ibn ʻUbayd al-ʻAṭṭār (fol. 6r). No date or place is noted but most probably it is written between 1780-1804 in Damascus.

MS Arab 405. Houghton Library, Harvard University.

In Arabic.

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