Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.13.5 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts


A biographical dictionary of eminent followers of the Shāfiʻī sect.

Incipit: الحمد لله يوافي نعمه ويكافي مزيده وصلّ الله على سيدنا محمد وآله وصحبه وسلّم
Explicit: سهيل مضموم السين تصغير سهل هو سهيل بن سهل ابن الأسد بن يحيى بن أحمد أبو فضل التميمي من أهل أسفداين كان من أخصاء نظام الملك حدث عن عبد الغافر بن محمد الفارسي وغيره روي عنه هبة الله بن السقطي وغيره مولدة سنة ست وعشرين وأربع مئة ولم أعلم تاريخ وفاته رحمهم الله أجمعين والله أعلم.

i.e. Ṭabaqāt al-Shāfiʻīyah طبقات الشافعية - a biography of followers of the Shāfiʻī sect by the same author - in the medium recension.

The present copy contains only the first part of the work, i.e. letters alif to sīn.

Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 235 ff.


Clear but careless Arabic Naskhi hand.


Origin: 1455 CE

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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