Jazariyyah manuscripts in Gazi Husrev-bey’s Library of Sarajevo
This paper focuses on the widely known Tajweed poem entitled al-Muqad-dima fīmā ̒ alā qāriʼ al-Qurʼan an yaʻlamah (Ğazariyya) by Muḥammad Shamsuddin b. al-Jazari. The paper presents manuscripts of this work held in the Gazi Husrev-bey’s Library in Sarajevo. Manuscripts of the original text in Arabic language, manuscripts of translations into Turkish, and manuscripts of the Jazariyyah commentary were processed. In the introductory part of the paper, basic biographical information about the author and an analysis of his contribution to the development of Tajweed and kiraet science are presented.
A review of the catalog of the manuscript collection of the Gazi Husrev-bey’s Library in Sarajevo revealed the existence of a relatively large number of handwritten copies of the text and commentaries of Jazariyyah.