Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 210 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection


Summary of Contents: This is a collection of prayres compiled by the author from various resources, such as Kāfī, Mutahajjid, and Miṣbāḥ. The work is divided into parts called 'Umīd' and 'Maghfirat' (one Umīd and 45 Maghfirat).
Language(s): Persian


Incipit: بسمله، حمد و ثنا کریمیرا و رحیمیرا بجاست که… و بعد بعرض میرساند داعی برادران ابن امیر محمدقاسم محمدرضا الحسینی الساکن بالقزوین… که چون صاحبان سعادت و اقبال… لابد و ناچارند که… باعمال و اذکار بپردازند بنابراین از کتب معتبره خصوصاً از کافی شیخ کلینی و متهجد شیخ طوسی و مصباح کفعمی که از سایر کتب امتیاز تمام دارند این مختصر را استخراج نمود که مشتمل است بر ادعیه و اعمال… مسمی ببحر المغفرتش ساخته مرتب بر یک امید و چهل و پنج مغفرت… امید در بیان فضل و شرایط دعا و … مغفرت در ادعیه…
Explicit: … یا واحد یا احد یا حیّ یا قیوم و انا یا الهی عبدک و الخائف منک و الراجع الیک…||


Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 106

Similar copies in other libraries:

  • MNL, 23/94, 27/110

Similar manuscripts listed in other catalogues:

  • ALZ, 3/48
  • DEN, 2/434

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Western (plain), natural buff, mixed thickness (thin, regular and thick), one size, glossy; rubricated titles, rubricated line above some expressions.
Extent: 203 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 29 × 19.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 20.5 × 11 cm.


Edge mending of initial and final folios.


23 lines per page.


Calligraphic Naskh, relatively large, one hand. Annotations in Nastʿalīq.


Light brown leather, 20 × 30 cm, front + back cover, leather + pasteboard, leather doublure.

Ruled and simple edges; tooled.


Cover detached from the copy.


Origin: Unknown place of origin; 13th century AH; 19th century 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.


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:


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; UTA: Library of Literature Faculty, University of Tehran; 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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