Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 557 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

Collection 80

A collection of three related works on logic.

Physical Description

Extent: 176 ff.

Binding

Black leather, 21×11.5 cm, front + back cover, leather+pasteboard, leather doublure.

Extended cover (envelope flap onto the back cover).

Condition

Head band and stitching in disarray; fragile cover; edge mending and back bone mending by leather.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

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

1) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 284

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".
ff. 1b-98b
Language(s): Arabic

Logic

Incipit: بسمله، قوله و رتبته علی مقدمه و ثلاث مقالات و خاتمه، قوله هکذا وجد عبراه المتن فی کثیر من النسخ و الصواب انّ لفظ ثلث ههنا زیادت وقعت سهوا من القلم الناسخ یدلّ علی ذلک…
Explicit: … بل نرید بکونه جزء من العلم ان التصدیق بوجود الموضوع جزء منه و هذا الجواب مردود لان الشیخ الرئیس قد صرح فی الشفاء بان التصدیق بوجود الموضوع من المبادی التصدیقیه فلا یکون انه جزاعلی حده بل مندرجا فی المبادی التصدیقیه.
Colophon: تمت الکتاب بعون الملک الوهاب.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 284

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • MAJ 14/147
  • NLI 11/24
  • UTL 17/115

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ALZ 3/388
  • DEN 4/51
  • KAS 1063

On the Web:

Physical Description

Support: Oriental paper, natural buff, varying thickness (thin and regular), one size, glossy; rubricated titles.
Extent: 2+(1b-98b)+1
Dimensions (leaf): 20 × 10.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 11 × 5.5 cm.

Collation

ff. 1b-98b

Condition

Water damage on some folios; edge mending of initial and final folios.

Layout

14 lines per page

Hand(s)

Cursive Nastaʿalīq, one hand, regular hand; marginalia in Nastaʿalīq and Shikastah Nastaʿalīq. The scribe's name is not written explicitly, but there is a stamp at the end of the copy, where the colophon is, with this text: بندهٔ آل محمد شفیع . The scribe's name could, therefore, be Shafīʿ.

Additions: Illegible oval stamp on the back of the first end paper. Square stamp on the back of the second end paper: عبده ابو الحسن الحسینی . Oval stamp on f.98b: بندهٔ آل محمد شفیع . Note on the back of the second end paper: قد انتقل بالبیع الصحیح الشرعی العبد المذنب العاصی . Notes on the end papers 1 and 2: philosophical and logical discussions.

History

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

2) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 153

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".
ff. 99b-162b
Language(s): Arabic

Logic

Incipit: بسمله، ان ابهی درر تنظم ببنان البیان و ازهر زهر تنشر فی اردان الاذهان حمد مبدع انطق الموجودات بایات وجوب وجوده و شکر منعم اغرق المخلوقات… و بعد فقد طال الحاح المشتغلین علی المترددین الی ان اشرح لهم الرساله الشمسیه و ابین فیه القواعد المنطقیه… 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 والقلم… 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 والثانیه فی القضایا و احکامها والثالثه فی القیاس و امّا الخاتمه ففی مواد الاقیسه و اجزاء العلوم…
Explicit: … والاعتبار بایجاب القضیه و سلبها بالنسبه الثبوتیه اقول ربما یذهب الوهم… ||

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 153

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • MNL 12/196
  • NLI 13/385
  • SEP 4/153
  • UTL 9/907, 11/943

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • DEN 6/698
  • KAS 2/1063

Physical Description

Support: Oriental paper, natural buff, varying thickness (thin and regular), one size, glossy; rubricated titles.
Dimensions (leaf): 20 × 10.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 11 × 6 cm.

Collation

ff. 99b-162b

Condition

Water damage on folios.

Layout

14 lines per page

Hand(s)

Calligraphic Nastaʿalīq, one hand, regular. The scribe is unknown, but can be the same scribe who scribed the first part, considering the consistency of scripts over the two parts.

History

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

3) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 217

Contents

Summary of Contents: A treatise on Manṭiq and Kalām in Arabic. Taftāzānī completed its writing in Rajab 789. The original title, according to its introduction, has been غایة تهذیب الکلام فی تحریر المنطق و الکلام . Tahẕīb al-Manṭiq wa-al-Kalām is nearly a complete and brief course of Islamic logic and scholastic theology, a textbook whose prose style shows Taftāzānī's literary skills and his competency in delivering educational content. Taftāzānī has tried to make this work attractive while writing it in a simple and concise style. In his introduction, he states he has written the treatise to educate, inform, and guide the knowledge seekers, his son in particular. Tahẕīb al-Manṭiq wa-al-Kalām includes two parts: Manṭiq, known as Tahẕīb al-Manṭiq, and Kalām, known as Tahẕīb al-Kalām, which have also been used independently. Tahẕīb al-Manṭiq includes an introduction, two 'destinations' (sections) in 14 chapters, and a conclusion. Tahẕīb al-Kalām is in fact an abridged version of Taftāzānī's other work, المقاصد فی علم الکلام , which includes discussions on General Matters and Theology, in a vein appealing to the scholastic system of the followers of Sunnah.
ff. 163b-176b
Language(s): Arabic

Logic

Incipit: الحمدلله الذی هدانا سواء الطریق و جعل لنا التوفیق خبر رفیق و الصلوة علی من ارسله هدی هو بالاهتداء حقیق و نورا به الاقتداء یلیق و علی آله و اصحابه… و بعد فهذا غایة تهذیب الکلام فی تحریر المنطق و الکلام و تقریب المرام و تقریر عقائد الاسلام…
Explicit: والتحدید ای فعل الحد والبرهان ای طریق الی الوقوف علی الحق والعمل به و هذا بالمقاصد اشبه.
Colophon: روز یکشنبه بیست و پنجم ماه رجب از شهور سنه اربع و الف در قریه… باتمام رسید در همان روز حرره العبد الجانی حسین بن صدرالدین العلوی.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 217

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • GIE 2/57
  • MAL 4/793
  • MNL 2/162
  • NLI 18/23

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ARP 230
  • DEN 3/473

Printed editions:

  • Tehran, 1361 Shamsī/1982

On the Web:

Physical Description

Support: Oriental paper, natural buff, varying thickness (thin and regular), one size, glossy; rubricated titles.
Dimensions (leaf): 20 × 10.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 10 × 5 cm.

Collation

ff. 163b-176b

Layout

9 lines per page

Hand(s)

Nastaʿalīq, one hand, relatively large. حسین بن صدرالدین Ḥusayn ibn Ṣadr al-Dīn

Additions: Oval stamp: بنده آل محمد شفیع ۱۲۶۸ . Explanatory marginalia; miscellaneous.

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 1004 AH; 1596 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

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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)
  • KAS: (کشف‌الظنون عن اسامی الکتب والفنون)
  • 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)
  • UTL: (Central Library of University of Tehran)

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