Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 743 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection


Summary of Contents: Taḥrīr al-Aḥkām al-Sharʿīyyah ʿalá Maẕhab al-Imāmīyyah is a course of Shiite jurisprudence based on the four principles of 1) عبادات , 2) معاملات , 3) ایقعات , and 4) احکام . The Fatwas (rulings) of the book do not come with any reasonings. The completion date of the writing has been 1 Rabīʿ al-Awwal 690. This copy begins with کتاب النکاح and continues to the end of کتاب الوصایا .
Language(s): Arabic


Incipit: بسمله، کتاب النکاح و اقسامه ثلثه القسم الاوّل فی النکاح الدایم و النظر فیه یستدعی فصولا الاوّل فی آداب العقد و الخلوه و لواحقها امّا الاداب فالنکاح…
Explicit: … و حضور مستوفی القصاص منه و الطلق اذا ضرب الحامل فهذه الاسباب کلّها لا یتعلق بها حکم المریض و یمضی التبرعات المنجزه معها من الاصل و کذا لو حصل الطاعون ببلد هو ساکن فیه.
Colophon: قد تشرف بتحریر جلد الاوّل التحریر فی شهر جمادی الثانی عامر خمس و ستّین بعد الالف علی ید العبد الفقیر محمد صالح بن عبدالرحیم یزدی عفی… آمین یا ربّ العالمین.


Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 144

Similar copies in other libraries:

  • GIE, 2/41
  • MNL, 1/301

Similar manuscripts listed in other catalogues:

  • ALZ, 3/378, 13/141
  • TAB, 8/25
  • ARP, 163
  • DEN, 2/836

Printed editions:

  • Tehran, 1314 AH/1897
  • Qum, 1420 AH/2000

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Oriental paper, natural buff, one size, glossy. ⟨Water damage⟩
Extent: 366 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 25 × 19 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16 × 11 cm.


18 lines per page


Rubricated titles.

Additions: Stamp on f. 366: wiped out.


Brown leather, 20 × 26 cm, front + back cover, leather + pasteboard.


Head band and stitching in disarray.


Origin: Unknown place of origin; 1065 AH; 1655 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

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

Record Sources

This record was created by Dr Mohammad Emami based on the information published in the Persian catalogue by Dr Ali Mir-Ansari (Catalogue of the Persian and Arabic Manuscripts in the Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford (Minasian Collection), Tehran: Miras-e Maktoob, 2016).


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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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