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

ذکر احوال واطوار بهاء الدین ولد بلخی بعده سلطان العلماء الصدیقی

ذكر سيد براهان الدین محقق ترمیدی

ذکر کرامات حضرت مولانا جلال الدین رومی

ذکر ملاقات شیخ شمس الدین تبریزی

ذکر شیخ صلاح الدین زرکوب قونوی

ذکر ارادات وصداقت چلبی حصام الدین الاموری

ذکر سلطان بن سلطان ولد المولوی

ذکر مشهور الدوران ومعروف الزمان ابن السلطان ولد عارفی

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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Funding of Cataloguing

Trinity College Cambridge


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