Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.13.1 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: A Turkish translation of the Manāqib-i thawāqib, (‘Virtues of the Eminent’), which is an abridgement by ʿAbd al-Wahhāb ibn Muḥammad Sabūnī al-Ḥamdānī of Manāqib al-ʿĀrifīn wa-murātib al-Kāshifīn, a Persian work by Aflākī, Shams al-Dīn Aḥmad, -1360. It contains a series of biographical panegyrics on various eminent Muslim saints and learned men.
Title: Tarjumah-i manāqib-i s̲awāqib
Title: ترجمه مناقب ثواقب

The present copy is dedicated to Sultan Murād Khān, and is interspersed with quotations from Persian poets. It is divided into nine chapters.

Language(s): Ottoman Turkish
Title: باب أول

ذکر احوال واطوار بهاء الدین ولد بلخی بعده سلطان العلماء الصدیقی

Title: باب ثاني

ذكر سيد براهان الدین محقق ترمیدی

Title: باب ثالث

ذکر کرامات حضرت مولانا جلال الدین رومی

Title: باب رابع

ذکر ملاقات شیخ شمس الدین تبریزی

Title: باب خامس

ذکر شیخ صلاح الدین زرکوب قونوی

Title: باب سادس

ذکر ارادات وصداقت چلبی حصام الدین الاموری

Title: باب سابع

ذکر سلطان بن سلطان ولد المولوی

Title: باب ثامن

ذکر مشهور الدوران ومعروف الزمان ابن السلطان ولد عارفی

Title: باب تاسع

ذکر شجره ثمره ولایت در دریای هدایت چلبی شمس العابدین


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Levant paper
Extent: 306 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): × cm.


Beautifully written in a clear Turkish Naskhi handwriting.

  • Fly-leaf marginalia Prescription in Turkish for cure of the plague.


Origin: Unknown

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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