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Wadh.Minasian 8

1088 (Hijri-qamari)

1677 (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: 1 + 271 ff.

Leaf (cm)1020
Written (cm)716


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


Graceful nasta_liq, regular, one hand. Rubricated titles; rubricated line above some phrases; 6-line ruling (gilt, lapis, cinnabar, and black), 1-line decorative frame only on the first and second folios (gilt).

Person: Anonymous


Light brown leather, 8*17 cm, front+back cover, double layer (leather + cardboard) leather and leather (internal facing in honey-coloured leather).


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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