Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 49 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: The author declares in his introduction that he had been thinking of putting together a book on the virtues of the Imams, and so when he learned of the book called Manāhij al-munahhaj by Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥusayn Bayhaqī‏‏ al-Kaydarī, he went on to follow it and create his own work.
Language(s): Persian

‌Biography

Incipit: بسمله، حمد و ثنای بی عد آن خداوندیرا که این ایوان معلق آسمان برداشته و برافراشتهٔ حکمت اوست… اما بعد مدتی بود که در خاطر ای فقیر بی‌بضاعت… ابوسعید حسن بن حسین سبزواری… میگردید که در فضائل و معجزات حضرت سیدالانبیاء و اهل بیتش کتابی جمع کند و کثرت عیال و اشغال روزگار مانع میشد تا که اتفاق که مطلع شد درین فن بر کتابی که مشتمل است بر غرر فواید که شیخ‌الانام… محمد بن الحسین الحسن الکندری… تصنیف کرده بود و آنرا مباهج المهج نام نهاده از خدای تعالی توفیق خواست تا آنچه لب و خلاصه آن بود از آنجمله که شبهه را مجال در وی راه نباشد اختیار کردم… و این کتاب را بهجه المباهج نام نهاد و مفصل گردانیم.
Explicit: … چون محمد آن بدید تضرع و زاری کرد و گفت یا مثلا مرا معاف دار که علم‌الیقین حاصلم…||

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 114

Similar copies in other libraries:

  • AQR, 5/61
  • MAL, 2/63
  • MAJ, 4/2970

Similar manuscripts listed in other catalogues:

  • ALZ, 3/163
  • DEN, 2/553

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Western paper (plain), plain buff, varying thickness (regular and thick); quintuple ruling (cinnabar and lapis), frontispiece (gilt, cinnabar and lapis).
Extent: 265 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 28 × 17 cm.
Dimensions (written): 20 × 10.5 cm.

Condition

Damage to and fungal contamination on the initial folios.

Layout

21 lines per page.

Hand(s)

Nastʿalīq, one hand, regular. Anonymous

Additions: Oval and rectangular stamp on f. 1a: عبده الراجی محمد .

Binding

No cover.

Condition

Head band and stitching in disarray.

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 12th century AH; 18th 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.

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


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