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Wadh.Minasian 14

Sunday, 18 Shavval 1254 (Hijri-qamari)

1838 (Gregorian)

Unknown place of origin

This work is compiled from ethical topics and related instructions, and is composed in two volumes. The first volume is written at the time of Shāh ʿAbbās (1642-1666) and the second at the time of Shāh Solaymān (1666-1693). The author intended to create a work of 8 volumes (to correspond the number of the gates of paradise), but he passed away before completing it. His son, Muḥammad Shafīʿ, has later composed a third volume for the series. The first volume has an introduction and a part (the first Bāb). The introduction is about preaching, gathered under three topics. The first part, which is about the transitory world and its depravities, has three chapters, each containing several sections in turn. The second volume has a part (i.e. the second Bāb) and 8 sections. The scond part is about the human life, gathered under 5 topics.

Physical Description

Extent: 241 + 1 ff.

Leaf (cm)1929.5
Written (cm)12.521


Donated to The Ferdowsi Library by Dr Caro Minasian in 1972.


Nasta_liq mixed with Shikastah, regular, one hand.

Person: Anonymous


Black leather, 20*30 cm, front+back cover, double layer (leather + cardboard), single facing / Simple tooling (medallion + 2 finials).


Collection: Minasian Collection


This record was created based on the information published in: Mir-Ansari, Ali, Catalogue of the Persian and Arabic Manuscripts in the Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford (Minasian Collection), Tehran: Miras-e Maktoob, 2016.

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