Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.8.17 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Kitāb sirāj al-ḥukm al-ʿuẓāmīyah by Aḥmad ibn Aḥmad al-Zarrūq
Title: Kitāb sirāj al-ḥukm al-ʿuẓāmīyah
Title: كتاب سراج الحكم العظامية

'The Lamp of the Important Ordinances' - a work on Islamic theology.

Incipit: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم وبه تقه يقول العبد المعترف بذنبه الراجي بكل حال فضل ربه الشيخ الفقيه العارف المحقق فريد عصره و نسبح وحده أحمد بن أحمد بن محمد بن عيسى البرنوسي الفاسي...إلخ
Explicit: وحسبنا ونعم الوكيل ولا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله العلي العظيم
Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Coarse unglazed paper
Extent: 320 ff.


Discoloured by age


Badly written in African characters.


Origin: Undated

Record Sources

"Manuscript description based on "E. G. Browne: A supplementary hand-list of the Muhammadan manuscripts, including all those written in the Arabic character, preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge, 1922", and "E.H. Palmer A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic, Persian and Turkish Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge, London 1870".


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