Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 127 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

Collection 18

A collection of two works

Physical Description

Extent: 58 ff.

Binding

Black leather, 10×20.5 cm, front + back cover, single layer of leather only.

Condition

Cover detached from the copy; head band and stitching in disarray.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

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

1) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 292

Contents

Summary of Contents: 'Tahẕīb al-Manṭiq va al-Kalām' is a work in logic (Manṭiq) and scholastic theology (Kalām) of Saʿd al-Dīn Masʿūd Taftāzānī (died 792 AH/1390). Two parts of this work have been commented on and annotated since its creation in several works. One of the most important works written on the logic part is Mullā ʻAbd Allāh Yazdī's commentary known as 'Quluhū', which is one of the main textbooks in Shiite seminaries (religious schools).
ff. 1a-55a
Language(s): Arabic

Islamic logic

Incipit: ||… علی انّه ذکر من الوصف بمرتبه لا بتبادر الذهن منه الا… بین الصفات هذه لکونها مستلزمه…
Explicit: … قوله و هذا بالمقاصد اشبه ایّ الامر الثامن اشبه بمقاصد الفن بمقدماته… و ایاکم من الراسخین فی الامرین و رزقنا الله بفضله و جوده… والحمد لله رب العالمین.
Colophon: قد فرغت من تسوید هذه الرساله الموسومه بحاشیه ملا عبدالله فی اوایل عشر الثانی من شهر الذیحجه الحرام من شهور سنه ۱۱۱۹ و انا العبد… ابن حاج رفیع‌هادی.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 292

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • NLI 1/323, 7/277, 10/233, 12/267
  • MNL 1/223
  • AQR 13/187
  • GIE 1/84

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ARP 275
  • ALZ 6/53-54
  • DEN 4/87

Printed editions:

  • Tehran, 1372 Shamsī/1993

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), natural buff, regular thickness, one size. Rubricated titles. Water damage traces on the copy. Book mending at the folio edges; back bone mending.
Dimensions (leaf): 20 × 9.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13 × 4.5 cm.

Collation

ff. 1a-55a

Layout

20 lines per page

Hand(s)

Graceful Naskh, one hand, regular. Hādī bin Ḥāj'Rafīʿ هادی بن حاج‌رفیع

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; Dhu al-Hijjah 1119 AH; 1709 CE

2) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 101

Contents

Summary of Contents: This is one of the famous works in Shiite Kalām. The author, upon the request of the minister Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Qūhadī, summarized into 10 parts the book of Miṣbāḥ al-Mutahajjid of Shaykh Ṭūsī, and called it Minhāj al-Ṣalāḥ fī Mukhtaṣar al-Miṣbāḥ. He then added to it a further part called Bāb al-Ḥādī ʿAshar on the Principles of Religion to make it complete. Bāb al-Ḥādī ʿAshar was prepared in seven chapters. Chapter one on 'Proving the Creator', chapter two on 'Affirmative attributes', chapter four on Justice,... and chapter seven on Resurrection. There have been many commentaries written on this work, of which one of the most famous works is called al-Nāfīʿ Yawm al-Ḥashr fī Sharḥ al-Bāb al-Ḥādī ʿAshr of Miqdād ibn ʿAbd Allāh Sīvarī Ḥillī. This copy covers from the beginning of the work up to chapter 6, article 3.
ff. 55b-58b
Language(s): Arabic

Kalām (Islamic Scholastic Theology)

Incipit: بسمله، الباب الحادی عشر فیما یجب علی عامه المکلفین من معرفه اصول‌الدین اجمع العلماء کافه علی وجوب معرفه الله تعالی و صفاته الثبوتیه و السلبیه…
Explicit: … الثالث الامام یجب ان یکون منصوصا علیه لان العصمه من الامور الباطنه التی لا یعلمها الا الله… فلا بد من تعیین… ||

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 101

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • NLI 11/554
  • MAJ 6/324, 8/177

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ALZ 3/5-7
  • DEN 2/360

Printed editions:

  • Mashhad, 1368 Shamsī

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), natural buff, regular thickness, one size. Rubricated line above some phrases; rubricated titles.
Dimensions (leaf): 19.5 × 9 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13 × 4.5 cm.

Collation

ff. 55b-58b

Layout

20 lines per page

Hand(s)

Graceful Naskh, several hands, regular hand

History

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

Additional Information

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 Abbreviations

  • ALZ: (الذریعه)
  • AQR: (Central Library of Astan Quds Razavi)
  • ARP: (فهرست کتاب‌های چاپی عربی)
  • DEN: (فهرستواره دست‌نوشته‌های ایران - دنا)
  • FAW: (Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford (Minasian Collection))
  • GIE: (Great Islamic Encyclopedia Library, Manuscripts)
  • MAJ: (Library, Museum and Documentation Center of the Islamic Consultative Assembly)
  • MNL: (Mar'ashi Najafi Library)
  • NLI: (National Library of Iran)

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