Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 470 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: This is the most known and comprehensive work of Majlisī, comprised of a wide range of Shiʿī hadiths compiled by the author over a period of 36 years. It is also called "The Great Encyclopedia of Shiʿī Hadith". The current copy contains part 18 of the work, including Kitāb al-Ṭahārah and Kitāb al-Ṣalāh.
Language(s): Arabic

Hadith

Incipit: بسمله، حمدله،… امّا بعد فیقول الخاطی… محمد بن محمد تقی المدعو بباقر… هذا هو الجزو الثامن عشر من کتاب بحارالانوار و هو یشتمل علی کتابین کتاب الطهاره و کتاب الصلوه و قد عد لنا من رموز الکتب الی… کتاب الطهاره ابواب المیاه و احکامها…
Explicit: … و اکتبا ما تعملان له اعلام‌الدین للدیلمی عن الزهری عن انس قال رسول‌الله ص ما من بیت الّا و ملک… هجره النبویه ص.
Colophon: بخط الاحقر ابن محمد سیف‌الدین لاری غفرالله ذنوبهم… اجمعین سنه ۱۲۱۷.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 103

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • MNL, 1/340
  • UTL, 5/1159
  • MAJ, 38/193

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • DEN, 2/376

Printed editions:

  • This work has repeatedly been printed in Iran and Arab countries such as Lebonan and Iraq.

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Western paper (watermark), natural buff, various thickness (thin, regualr, and thick), glossy; rubricated titles.
Extent: 332 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 21.5 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16 × 10.5 cm.

Condition

Some folio edges are corroded by paper infestation; some folio edges have been cut, affecting the main body of the text.

Layout

20 lines per page.

Hand(s)

Graceful Naskh, relatively large, one hand. لاری، سیف‌الدین بن محمد Lārī, Sayf al-Dīn ibn Muḥammad

Binding

Green leather, 16 × 22.5 cm, front + back cover, leather + pasteboard.

Condition

Cover is newer than the copy itself.

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 1217 AH; 1802 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.

Availability

Entry to the Library is permitted upon presentation of a valid university ID card (for admissions procedures, please visit Wadham College Library, Persian Studies Section). Please Contact persian.library@wadham.ox.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.

Key to bibliographical abbreviations of alternative versions:

Libraries:

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.

Catalogues:

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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