Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.13.54 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of al-Risālah al-shamsīyah by Qazwīnī, ʻAlī ibn ʻUmar

ff. 1v.-28v.

This copy is said to be the original of this celebrated treatise on logic, the following words being written on the first leaf: 'This is the Risālah shamsīyah, in the handwriting of its author, the late Mawlānā Kātibī.' ( هذه الرسالة الشمسية بخط مصنفها مولانا كاتبي عليه الرحمة )

The treatise consists of an introduction, three books and a conclusion.

Incipit: الحمد لله الذي أبدع نظام الوجود واخترع ماهيات الأشياء بمقتضي الجود وإنشاء بقدرته أنوار الجواهر العقلية وأفاض برحمته محركات الإجرام الفلكية
Explicit: ولكن هذا آخر الكلام في هذه الرسالة والحمد لواهب العقل والهداية والصلوة على محمد وآله منجي الخلائق من الغواية وأصحابه الذي هم أهل الدراية والحمد لله أولا وآخرا.
Language(s): Arabic
ff. 29v.-43v.

A commentary on al-Lumʿah al-rābiʿah, from the book entitled Sirr anwār, a treatise on the art of disputation.

Incipit: الحمد لله رب العالمين والسلام على سيد المرسلين وعلى آله وأصحابه الطاهرين أجمعين وبعد فهذا شرح اللمعة الرابعة في قواعد البحث من كتاب سر أنوار
Explicit: يجاز أن يستلزم المحال إذ المحال جاز أن تلزم المحال ولله الحمد

References

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: First treatise on thick glazed paper, discoloured by age.
Extent: 44 ff.

Hand(s)

Arabic Naskh handwriting.

History

Origin: Second treatise dated 1397 AD.

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

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card. (For admissions procedures contact Wren Library Admissions). Contact wren.library@trin.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.

Funding of Cataloguing

Trinity College Cambridge


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