Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 80 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

Collection 9

A collection of 10 books on different subjects

Physical Description

Extent: 253 ff.

Binding

Light brown leather, 12 × 20 cm, front + back cover, single layer of leather only.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

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

1) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 329

Contents

Summary of Contents: This is a commentary on Sharḥ-i Tajrīd. He had originally written a comprehensive commentary called Rīyāz̤ al-Quds, but admitting it may have been too tiresome for readers to complete, he prepared a selection of Rīyāz̤ al-Quds in 1037 AH. He applies some ideas from the works of Fārābī, Ibn Sīnā, Bahmanyār, and Suhrivardī in this commentary, as would Mashāʾīyān, Kalāmīyān, and Ishrāqīyān do.
ff. 1a-79b
Language(s): Arabic

Kalām (Islamic Scholastic Theology)

Title: حظیره الانس من ارکان ریاض القدس
Title: Ḥaẓīrah al-ʿUns min Arkān Rīyāz̤ al-Quds
Title: حاشیة شرح التجرید
Title: Ḥāshīyat Sharḥ al-Tajrīd
Incipit: بسمله، و به نستعین عونک یا واجبات الحیات و ملهم الخیرات… فیقول افقر عبادالله الی رحمه ربه الغنی احمد بن زین العابدین العلوی… انی قد علقت فی سالف الزمان علی ما علقه الفاضل الربانی شمس‌الدین محمد الخفری علی الهیات کتاب التجرید من تعلیقات… و لما کانت موسومه بریاض القدس فسمیتها بعد تلخیصها بحظیره الانس من ارکان ریاض القدس… و کان الشروع فی ذلک فی اوایل شهر الله المعظم ذی الحجه الحرام سنه سبع و ثلثین بعد الالف من هجره…
Explicit: … والمفروض خلافه و علی الاول انه کان قد احتاج الی مرجح آخر فامّا ان یلزم… ||

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 329

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • MAJ 16/305
  • UTL 3/249

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ALZ 11/334
  • DEN 4/665

Physical Description

Support: Western paper, natural buff, regular thickness, one size.
Dimensions (leaf): 19.5 × 11.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 15.5 × 8.5 cm.

Collation

ff. 1a-79b

Layout

16 lines per page

Hand(s)

Graceful Naskh, regular hand, one hand. Anonymous.

History

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

2) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 149

Contents

Summary of Contents: al-Shamsīyah fī al-Qawāʾid al-Manṭiqīyah is a work on logic written by Najm al-Dīn ʿUmar ibn ʿUmar Katibī Qazvīnī (died 693 AH/1294). There have been numerous commentaries written on this work, the most well-known of which being "Taḥrīr al-Qawāʿid al-Manṭiqīyah fī Sharḥ al-Risālat al-Shamsīyah" written by Quṭb al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Rāzī Buvayhī", known as "Quṭb-i Rāzī" (694-766 AH, 1294-1364). On this work itself, two famous glosses have been written: first, a brief gloss on the introduction and preface of Quṭb-i Rāzī's work, called "Ḥāshīyat al-Muqaddamah Taḥrīr al-Qawāʻid al-Manṭiqīyah fī Sharḥ Risālat al-Shamsīyah" written by Burhān al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Kamāl al-Dīn Ḥamīd; and second, a more comprehensive gloss on the full content of Quṭb-i Rāzī's work, called "al-Ḥāshīyat ʿalá Taḥrīr al-Qawāʻid al-Manṭiqīyah" written by Mīr Sayyid Sharīf Jurjānī (740-816 AH/1339-1413). During the same century (i.e. 9th Hijrī AH/15th), ʿImād al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Yaḥyá Fārisī wrote a supergloss on the work of Mīr Sayyid Sharīf Jurjānī and called it Ḥāshīyah Ḥāshīyah ʿalá Taḥrīr al-Qawāʻid al-Manṭiqīyah, known simply as "Ḥāshīyah-i ʿImād". The current copy is "Taḥrīr al-Qavāʿid al-Manṭiqīyah fī Sharḥ al-Rasālah al-Shamsīyah" of Quṭb-i Rāzī.
ff. 80a-87b
Language(s): Arabic

Logic

Incipit: ||… قد تبین لدی برهانه لعلمی بانّ العلم فی هذه العصر… و تقریرات شائقه تعجب استماعها الاذان و سمّیته بتحریر القواعد المنطقیه فی شرح الرساله الشمسیه و خدمت به عالی حضرت… و هو المخدوم الاعظم و دستور اعاظم الوزراء فی العالم صاحب سیف و القلم… قال و رتبته علی مقدمه و ثلث مقالات و خاتمه… امّا المقدمه ففیه بحثان الاول فی ماهیه المنطق و بیان الحاجه الیه و الثانی فی موضوعه… و امّا لمقالات فثلث فاوّلها فی المفردات و الثانیه فی القضایا و احکامها و الثالثه فی القیاس و امّا الخاتمه ففی مواد الاقیسه و اجزاء العلوم…
Explicit: … کقولنا کل انسان حیوان فاذن یکون بینهما عموم و خصوص من وجه و علی هذا فقس المحصورات الباقیه… لمّا عرفت مفهوم موجبه الکلیه امکنک ان تعرف… ||

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 149

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • GIE 2/41
  • GIP 61/61
  • NLI 8/343, 374, 9/68, 100

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ALZ 3/388
  • ARP 164
  • DEN 2/858

Printed editions:

  • Tehran, 1300 AH/1883

Physical Description

Support: Western paper, natural buff, regular thickness, one size.
Dimensions (leaf): 19.5 × 10.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13 × 7.5 cm.

Collation

ff. 80a-87b

Layout

15 lines per page

Hand(s)

Graceful cursive Naskh, regular hand, one hand. Anonymous.

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 12-13th century AH; 18-19th century CE

3) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 336

Contents

Summary of Contents: A treatise in Islamic philosophy. Title and author are unknown as incipit and explicit are defective.
ff. 88a-95b
Language(s): Arabic

Islamic philosophy

Title: [Ḥikmat]
Title: [حکمت]
Author: Unknown
Incipit: ||… منا فیه للوحدة بالذات عما یعرضه الکثرة لا یعرضه الوجود من حیث یعرضه الوجود…
Explicit: … بکلام تعلیل آخر و انما یکون ذلک التعلیل…جزءه غیر ملایم لانه راجع الی ان الواجب… ||

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 336

Physical Description

Support: Western paper, natural buff, regular thickness, one size.
Dimensions (leaf): 19.5 × 11.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 15 × 7 cm.

Collation

ff. 88a-95b

Layout

21 lines per page

Hand(s)

Cursive Naskh, one hand. Anonymous.

History

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

4) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 337

Contents

Summary of Contents: A treatise in Islamic philosophy. Title and author are unknown as incipit and explicit are defective.
ff. 96a-101b
Language(s): Arabic

Islamic philosophy

Title: [Ḥikmat]
Title: [حکمت]
Author: Unknown
Incipit: ||… الالهی هو الذی یبحث فیه عن الانساب الاولی للموجود الطبیعی و التعلیمی…
Explicit: … ان یکون الموضوع للعلم المبحوث عن احواله فی المطالب مطلوب الوجود فیه… ||

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 337

Physical Description

Support: Western paper, natural buff, regular thickness, one size.
Dimensions (leaf): 19.5 × 11.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 15 × 7 cm.

Collation

ff. 96a-101b

Layout

21 lines per page

Hand(s)

Cursive Naskh, one hand. Anonymous.

History

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

5) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 774

Contents

Summary of Contents: A treatise in Kalām (Islamic Scholastic Theology). Title and author are unknown.
ff. 102a-106b
Language(s): Arabic

Kalām (Islamic Scholastic Theology)

Title: [Kalām]
Title: [کلام]
Author: Unknown
Incipit: ||… الشرعیه لایحسن اقول نعم یمکن…
Explicit: … فی بعض الصور فلا یکون اشتقاق اذ لا یکون اصاله و فرعیه. ||

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 774

Physical Description

Support: Western paper, natural buff, varying thickness (thin and regular), one size.
Dimensions (leaf): 19.5 × 11.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13 × 7 cm.

Collation

ff. 102a-106b

Layout

21 lines per page

Hand(s)

Cursive Nastaʿalīq, regular hand, one hand. Anonymous.

History

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

6) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 338

Contents

Summary of Contents: A treatise in Islamic philosophy. Title and author are unknown as incipit and explicit are defective.
ff. 107a-127b
Language(s): Arabic

Islamic philosophy

Title: [Ḥikmat]
Title: [حکمت]
Author: Unknown
Incipit: ||… و یقول المصدق به عند هولا و ان کان بالحقیقة هو النسبة فقط لکن لما توقف…
Explicit: … ان التجرد واجب الثبوت للذات نظر الی الذات کانت الذات… ||

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 338

Physical Description

Support: Western paper, natural buff, regular thickness, one size.
Dimensions (leaf): 19.5 × 11.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 15 × 7 cm.

Collation

ff. 107a-127b

Layout

21 lines per page

Hand(s)

Cursive Naskh, one hand. Anonymous.

History

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

7) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 335

Contents

Summary of Contents: A treatise in Islamic philosophy. Title and author are unknown as incipit and explicit are defective.
ff. 128a-135b
Language(s): Arabic

Islamic philosophy

Title: [Ḥikmat]
Title: [حکمت]
Author: Unknown
Incipit: ||… العقول الفعاله لا یکون لها الوهم فلا یکون الوهمیات الادراک انما هو للنفس و لیس للحاسه الا الاحساس…
Explicit: … صورة الشیی کما له الاول و کیفیة کما له الثانی فی… و الصور الاشد و لا تضعف و اذا اشتدت الکیفیة… ||

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 335

Physical Description

Support: Western paper, natural buff, varying thickness (thin and regular), one size.
Dimensions (leaf): 19.5 × 11.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13 × 7.5 cm.

Collation

ff. 128a-135b

Layout

29 lines per page

Hand(s)

Cursive Nastaʿalīq, regular hand, one hand. Anonymous.

History

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

8) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 89

Contents

Summary of Contents: This work contains a thousand answers to the queries about the duties for Islamic prayer (Ṣalāh), prepared in an introduction, three chapters, and a conclusion. The introduction is on "al-Ṣalāt al-Wājibah", the first chapter on "al-Muqaddamāt", the second chapter on "al-Muqārināt", and the third chapter on "al-Munāfīyāt",... Of the famous commentaries written on this work, one may refer to a book called "Sharḥ-i Alfīyat al-Shahīd" by Muḥaqqig Karakī.
ff. 136a-178b
Language(s): Arabic

Principles of Islamic jurisprudence

Incipit: بسمله، حمدله، اما بعد، فهذه رساله وجیزه فی فرض الصلوه اجابه لالتماس من طاعه حتم و اسعافه غنم والله المستعان و هی مرتبه علی مقدمه و فصول ثلثه و خاتمه. اما المقدمه فالصلوه الواجبه افعال المعهوده…
Explicit: … العالم بها ما لم یستوعب الاحتراق و لو اطلق القضاء علی صلوة الطواف… و کذا… ||

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 89

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • GIE 2/19
  • GIP 36-37
  • MAJ 10/280
  • MNL 1/53

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ALZ 2/296, 6/22-26, 13/107-114
  • ARP 84
  • DEN 2/115
  • TAB 8/205

Printed editions:

  • Tehran, 1271, 1308, 1312 AH

Physical Description

Support: Oriental paper, natural buff, varying thickness (thin, regular), one size; rubricated titles; edge mending of initial and terminal folios.
Dimensions (leaf): 19.5 × 11.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 9 × 6.5 cm.

Collation

ff. 136a-178b

Layout

7 lines per page

Hand(s)

Calligraphic Naskh, large hand, one hand. Anonymous.

Additions: Birth note on f. 136b: 1242 AH.

History

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

9) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 615

Contents

Summary of Contents: In the Minasian collection, there are a number of manuscripts under the generic title of [Ṣarf va Naḥv]. The subject of all of these copies is the grammar of Arabic language, but their titles and authors are unknown due to various reasons, including the missing of their opening or ending folios.
ff. 179a-234b
Language(s): Arabic

Arabic language--Grammar

Author: Anonymous.
Title: [Ṣarf va Naḥv]
Title: [صرف و نحو]
Incipit: ||… بل هی لحضر ما نفسها لابد و الی فی الهن السابع…
Explicit: … و اما ما بتاء التانیث مذکور الترخیم فیه و بهذا عوامل آخر… ||

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 615

Physical Description

Support: Western paper, natural buff, varying thickness (thin, regular), one size.
Dimensions (leaf): 19.5 × 11.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13.5 × 8 cm.

Collation

ff. 179a-234b

Layout

23 lines per page

Hand(s)

Cursive Nastaʿalīq, regular hand, two hands. Anonymous.

History

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

10) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 278

Contents

Summary of Contents: Lāhījī first wrote a comprehensive commentary on the topics of Sharḥ-i Jadīd of Qūshchī on Tajrīd al-ʿAqāyid of Naṣīr al-Dīn Ṭusī, and then summerised it as this work in order to prevent people hating its prolongation. This commentary has "Qawlahū, Qawlahū" [= said...said] titles on the topics of Jawāhir wa ʾIʿrāz̤ [= principles and laterals].
ff. 235a-253b
Language(s): Arabic

Kalām (Islamic Scholastic Theology)

Title: Ḥāshiyah Sharḥ al-Tajrīd al-Jadīd
Title: حاشیة شرح التجرید الجدید
Title: Ḥāshiyah Razzāqīyah
Title: حاشیة رزّاقیه
Incipit: بسمله، یا من تقدس ذلته عن مشابهة الجواهر و الاعراض و تنزه فعله عن مقابلة غرض و العوض… فیقول… عبدالرزاق لاهیجی… انی کنت شرحت فیما مضی فی تعلیق حواشی مباحث جواهر الشرح الجدید للتجرید…
Explicit: … قائما بذاته فی الوجود الکلی و قائما بالموضوع فی الوجود الاصلی فیما لا محاله… فی استحاله.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 278

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • MNL 15/65
  • NLI 7/37, 13/463

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ALZ 6/115
  • DEN 4/150-249

Physical Description

Support: Western paper, natural buff, regular thickness, one size.
Dimensions (leaf): 19.5 × 11.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 11.5 × 5.5 cm.

Collation

ff. 235a-253b

Layout

22 lines per page

Hand(s)

Graceful Naskh, regular hand, one hand. Anonymous. Titles are unwritten.

History

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

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Key to Abbreviations

  • ALZ: (الذریعه)
  • 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)
  • GIP: (Great Islamic Encyclopedia Library, Photographed and Microfilmed Manuscripts)
  • MAJ: (Library, Museum and Documentation Center of the Islamic Consultative Assembly)
  • MNL: (Mar'ashi Najafi Library)
  • NLI: (National Library of Iran)
  • TAB: (طبقات اعلام الشیعه)
  • UTL: (Central Library of University of Tehran)

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