Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 137 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection


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-Qawāʿid al-Manṭiqīyah fī Sharḥ al-Risālat al-Shamsīyah" written by Quṭb-i Rāzī.
Language(s): Arabic


Incipit: بسمله، قال و رتبته علی مقدمه و ثلث مقالات و خاتمه اقول الرساله مرتبه علی مقدمه و ثلث مقالات و خاتمه امّا المقدمه ففی ماهیه المنطق و بیان الحاجه الیه و موضوعه و امّا المقدمه فاولیها فی المفردات و الثانیه فی القضایا و احکامها…
Explicit: … فهی الاعراض الذاتیه لموضوع العلم فلا بد ان یکون خارجه عن موضوعاتها لامتناع ان یکون جزء الشیئی مطلوبا ببرهان لان الاجزاء الذاتیه بین الثبوت للشیئی و لکن هذا آخر ما اردنا ایراده فی هذه الاوراق.
Colophon: … تمّ بعون الملک الوهّاب فی … السبعه من شهر الرمضان المبارک سنه سبعین بعد الالف من الهجره النبویه فی المدرسه المسمی بمیرزا تقی اصفهانی من ید الفقیر… محمد مقیم الحسینی بن محمد علی النصرآبادی…


Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 147

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

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Plain Oriental and Western paper, pink, and plain and dark buff, varying thickness (thin, regular and thick), glossy, multiple sizes.
Extent: 112 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 24 × 13.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16 × 6.5 cm.


The edges of some folios are rebound (this copy is made up from several parts of this work bound together by someone, who may have been the final scribe of the copy, i.e. Muḥammad Muqīm Iṣfahānī).


17 lines per page


Nastaʿalīq and cursive Naskh, regular, several hands. نصرآبادی، محمد مقیم الحسینی بن محمد علی Naṣr'ābādī, Muḥammad Muqīm al-Ḥusaynī ibn Muḥammad ʿAlī


Rubricated titles; rubricated lines above some expressions.

Additions: Oval stamp on f.1: illegible. Note on ownership transfer on f.1. Note on f.1 (also repeated on the last folio): در کتاب دوستان، کردن طمع سستی بود / ور ستانی، باز ندهی ناجوانمردی بود . Note on the final folio: بتاریخ سه‌شنبه ۱۶ ربیع‌الثانی این کتاب شرح شمسیه در مدرسهٔ اکبریه بود آوردم در خانه یعنی مال غیری بود آوردم… Note on the final folio: در پشت کتاب دوستان خط بنویس یادگار بگذار.


Black leather, 14 × 25.5 cm, front + back cover, leather + pasteboard.

Simple tooling (medallion and two finials).


Back cover destroyed; cover's decoration damaged.


Origin: Isfahan, Mīrzā Taqī Seminary; 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 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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Funding of Cataloguing

Wadham College (University of Oxford)

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)
  • NLI: (National Library of Iran)


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