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