Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.13.60 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Ḥilyat al-abṣār fī faḍā᾽il al-Anṣār by Abū ‘Abd Allah b. Muḥammad al-Anṣārī

Brightening the Eyesight: a treatise on the Virtues of the Assistants. A work on the Anṣārs, or Companions, of the Prophet.

On the title page is the motto: كبريات الآباء سند الأبناء ('The noble qualities of the sires are the testimonials of the sons').

The manuscript ends with a dedication to Süleyman‏ ‎I,‏ ‎Sultan of the Turks,‏ ‎d. 1494 or 1495-1566‏.

Incipit: الحمدلله الذي أعز الأنصار في ساير الأعصار والأمصار وجعلهم أعلاماً اهتدت بهم كبراء الجاهلية والفجار واقتدت بهم الأيمة اجمعهم الصغار والكبار
Language(s): Arabic.

References

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 39 ff.

Hand(s)

Clear Arabic hand

History

Origin: 1549

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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