Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.13.46 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts


A commentary on the ʿAqā᾽id of al-Nasafī, followed by a chapter on the Causes of Knowledge.

ff. 2v.-88r.
Author: Anonymous
Title: Sharḥ al-ʿaqā᾽id
Title: شرح العقائد

A commentary on the ʿAqā᾽id of Nasafī, ʻUmar ibn Muḥammad,‏ ‎d. 1068?-1142, a work on theological science.

Incipit: الحمد لله المتوحد بجلال ذاته وكمال صفاته
Explicit: وهو الملائكة الذين لا أب لهم ولا أم ويقدرون بإذن إلهه تعالى على أفعال أقوى وأعجب من أبراء الأكمه والأبرس وأحياء الموتى فالترقي في العلو إنما هو في أمر التجرد وإظهار الآثار الغوثية لا في مطلق الشرف والكمال فلا دلالة على فضيلة الملائكة
Language(s): Arabic
ff. 88v.-91v.
Author: Anonymous
Title: Asbāb al-ʿilm
Title: أسباب العلم

A short essay on the causes of knowledge. This appears to be an extract from a commentary on ʿAqā᾽id al-dīnīyah عقائد الدينية.


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 91 ff.


Discoloured by age


A bad taʿlīq hand

Additions: marginal and interlinear notes


Origin: Persia 1589

Provenance and Acquisition

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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