Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.13.20 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: A collection of moral and religious discourses, known as Risālāt Shaykh Bahā᾽ al-Dīn. Written in a high standard of Arabic, they are in the form of letters addressed to various sheikhs of the Shia and Sufi sects.
1.
Title: رسالة الإيقاظ والبشارة لأهل الغفلة وأهل الحق والطهارة

'The Awakening'. A treatise addressed to the careless, as well as those who know the truth and are pure.

Language(s): Arabic
2.
Title: حقائق الإنذار

The truth concerning Divine warnings.

Language(s): Arabic
3.
Title: الشافية لنفوس الموحّدين

'The cure for the souls of orthodox believers'

Language(s): Arabic
4.
Title: رسالة العرب

A treatise addressed to the Arabs.

Language(s): Arabic
5.
Title: رسالة اليمن والهداية

'A Guidance for the people of Yemen'.

Language(s): Arabic
6.
Title: رسالة الهند

A treatise addressed to the people of India.

Language(s): Arabic
7.
Title: رسالة التقريع والبيان

'Reproof and Exposition'

Language(s): Arabic
8.
Title: رسالة التقريع والبيان

'The chastisement of a disobedient child'

Language(s): Arabic
9.
Title: رسالة القاطعة للفرعون

A treatise to remove the proud and haughty.

Language(s): Arabic
10.
Title: كتاب أبو اليقظان

'The Father of Arousing'

Language(s): Arabic
11.
Title: تمييز الموحّدين

'The Distinction of Orthodox Believers'

Language(s): Arabic
12.
Title: رسالة في الأشخاص الروحانية

'A Treatise on Spiritual Persons'

Language(s): Arabic
13.
Title: السفر إلى السادة

'Journey to the Sayyids' - a call to obedience unto the Divine commands.

Language(s): Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 78 ff.

Hand(s)

Beautifully written in Naskhī characters.

History

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".

Availability

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Bibliography

Funding of Cataloguing

Trinity College Cambridge


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