Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 426 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection


Summary of Contents: This is one of the works written against Shaykhīyah. It was authored in 1255 AH/1839 in an introduction, a number of chapters, and a conclusion.
Language(s): Arabic

Kalām (Islamic Scholastic Theology)

The copies of this work are rare.

Incipit: یدلهم علیه و لا سفینه نجاه توسلهم الیه لانهم لم یصلوا الی مذاق اهل الحق و لو اهم و صلوا الی مذاقهم لعرفوا مذاقه حلوای تننانی تا نخوری ندانی… و انه خارج من ربقه الفرقه المحققه و الطایفه الحقه و رایت تلمیذه الجناب السید کاظم الرشتی… فی جمله من رسائله فقال فی رساله له ان شیخه جعل للناس میزانا و… له بانی عن هذا الفن قاصر و سمیتها بالبارقه الحیدریه… و رتبتها علی مقدمه و فصول و خاتمه… [مقدمه (۸پ)، فصول (۱۷پ-۹۷پ)، و خاتمه (۹۷پ-۹۹پ)].
Explicit: … و اتمث بقول المتنبی وهب ابی اقول الصبح لیلا ایعمی الناظرون عن الضیاء و الحمدلله… لو لا ان هدینا الله.
Colophon: و تصنیف هذه الرساله فیسنه ۱۲۵۵ و تحریرها بید الحقیر الفقیر محمد تقی الارومی سکن فی الحائر علی مشرفه السلام الکثیر فی شهر رمضان المبارک ۱۲۵۸ اللهم اغفر… والرحمه من الناظرین.

Apart from the two copies of Iran's Majlis, only one other copy has been reported by Āqā Buzurg, having been seen by him in Baghdād.


Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 102

Similar copies in other libraries:

  • MAJ, 35/48, 6/4897

Similar manuscripts listed in other catalogues:

  • ALZ, 3/8
  • DEN, 2/368

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Western paper (relief stamp), natural buff, one size, glossy.
Extent: 99 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 17 × 10.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13 × 7 cm.


14 lines per page.


Graceful Naskh, regular, one hand. ارومی، محمد تقی Arūmī, Muḥammad Taqī

Additions: Note on f. 1a: چون نسخه منحصر بود، اوّل را نداشت لهذا بدین جا ابتداء باشد


No binding.


Head band and stitching in disarray.


Origin: Karbala; Ramadhan 1258 AH; October 1842 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

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

Record Sources

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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Key to bibliographical abbreviations of alternative versions:


AQR: Central Library of Astan Quds Razavi; FAW: Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford (Minasian Collection); GIE: Great Islamic Encyclopedia Library, Manuscripts; GIP: Great Islamic Encyclopedia Library, Photographed and Microfilmed Manuscripts; GUL: Library of Ayatollah Gulpayigani; LAH: Library of Ayatollah Ha'iri (Library of Faydiyya Seminary); MAJ: Library, Museum and Documentation Center of the Islamic Consultative Assembly; MAL: Malek National Museum and Library; MNL: Mar'ashi Najafi Library; NLI: National Library of Iran; SEP: Sepahsalar (Shahid Motahari) Mosque and School of Tehran; TCL: Tabriz Central Public Library; UTL: Central Library of University of Tehran.


ALZ: الذریعه; ARP: فهرست کتاب‌های چاپی عربی; COM: فهرست مشترک نسخه‌های خطی فارسی; DEN: فهرستواره دست‌نوشته‌های ایران (دنا); FAM: فهرست نسخه‌های خطی فارسی; FAP: فهرست کتاب‌های چاپی فارسی; FIH: فهرستواره کتاب‌های فارسی; KAS: کشف الظنون عن اسامی الکتب و الفنون; RAY: ریحانة الادب فی تراجمِ المعروفین بالکنیة او اللّقب; TAB: طبقات اعلام الشیعه.

Funding of Cataloguing

Wadham College (University of Oxford)



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