This work appears to have 17 chapters, each on a figure of early Islam. Most are companions of the Prophet and Imam 'Ali. The index lists Salman, Mu'adh bin Jabal, Bilal, Abu 'Ubayda, Mir Sayyaf, Salim, Malik Ashtar, Musa'id, Jabir Ansari, Qanbar and Suhayl. Other names are not amongst the Prophet's companions but appear in the index, such as Dhu al-Nun al-Misri who was a 9th century Egyptian mystic.
The colophon mentions the name of Khan Azim al-Shan, possibly the patron of this manuscript.