Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 652 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection


Summary of Contents: This copy covers a range of topics on the tajweed (elocution) of the verses and surahs of the Quran, which are ordered and chaptered based on the order of the surahs (chapters) of Quran.
Language(s): Arabic


Title: [Tājwīd-i Qurʿān]
Author: Unknown
Incipit: || … ابن جلهم خزاع ابن مازن بن مالک ابن عمرو ابن تمیم و قیل اسمه مازن…
Explicit: … و الباقون بفتحها عاصم حمالة الحطب بنصب التاء الباقون برفعها… ||


Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 143

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Western paper (watermark), natural buff, regular, one size, glossy; rubricated titles and Quranic words and verses, rubricated line above some words. ⟨The edges of papers are rebound.⟩
Extent: 91 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 15 × 13 cm.
Dimensions (written): 15 × 10 cm.


18 lines per page


Graceful Naskh, one hand, relatively large.

Additions: Oval stamp: محمد اسمعیل Note: وقف ۱۲۴۶


Black leather, 14 × 16 cm, front + back cover, single layer of leather only.


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.


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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