Arabic Manuscript Leaf from Sharh Mkhtasar Khalil
1727. An Arabic manuscript leaf of Ibrahim al-Shabrakhiti’s Sharh Mkhtasar Khalil, jurisprudence on Law (Maliki Law), copied by Abdul-Rahman bin Muhammad bin Abil-Qasim al-‘Anabi, from the library of Reinaud, North Africa, probably Algeria, dated AH 1140/ AD1727 on paper (220 x 160 mm.). Maliki is one of the four schools of Fiqh or religious law within Sunni Islam, named for Malik ibn Anas (ca. 710-95), a leading jurist from Medina. This school recorded the Medina consensus of opinion, and uses hadith (tradition) as a guide. The Maliki branch of law uses community practice (sunna), prefer traditional opinions (ra'y) and analogical reasoning (qiyas) instead of a strict reliance on the hadith as a basis for legal judgment. There are twenty-five lines of Maghribi script in black ink with important words picked outr in red ink. Verso: twenty-five lines of Maghribi script in black ink with important words picked outr in red ink. Archivally matted with both sides of leaf visible. #25259. Very Good.