Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 434 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection


Summary of Contents: This treatise is prepared to provide the pilgrimage customs of holy places and several pilgrimage prayer texts. The compiler firstly presents the instructions and customs for religious journeys, and continues to unfold, in his multiple chapters, many (pilgrimage) prayer texts for every holy place, with their specific customs, recommended praises and salavats, and required oaths. The book has been written in 1085 AH/1675.
Language(s): Persian


Incipit: فهرست، مقدمه در آداب سفر، دعا بجهه غسل، دعا و نماز حین حرکت، دعای دیگر حین حرکت…
Incipit: بسمله، کبوتر ستایشی که از بروج مشیّدهٔ افواه حامدان آهنگ درو بام صوامع مسامع قدسیانرا شاید مفیض الانواریرا سزاست… امّا بعد حمام خادم تراب اقدام المومنین محمد باقر بن محمد تقی… خواست رسالهٔ تالیف نماید که مقصور باشد بر ذکر زیارات و ادعیه و آدابی که باسانید معتبره از ائمهٔ … دین منقول گردیده است… این رساله را مسمّی گردانید به تحفه الزائر و مرتب داشت بر مقدمه و دوازده باب و خاتمه. امّا المقدمه…
Explicit: … باینجا ختم مینمایم کتابرا و از براران ایمانی که از این کتاب منتفع شوند التماس دعا و زیارت دارم در حال حیوه این مجرم و بعد از وفات و کان ذلک فی شهر… من شهور سنه خمس و ثمانین بعد الالف من الهجره… ابد الابدین.
Colophon: تمت الکتاب. قد فرغت من تسویده بعدالظهر یوم الجمعه الاثنین فی شهر جمادی الاول علی ید المذنب… ابن رضا علی حسن فی تاریخ سنه ۱۱۷۶ من الهجره النبویه.


Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 160

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • MAJ 5/40
  • UTL 14/3849

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ALZ 3/438
  • DEN 2/954

Printed editions:

  • Tehran, 1314 AH/1897

Physical Description

Support: Oriental paper, natural buff, thin, one size, glossy; titles in gilt, azure, green and cinnabar; Persian translations of prayers in cinnabar; rubricated line above Arabic lines.
Extent: 218 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 20 × 12.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 15 × 7.5 cm.


Corrosion and infestation of folios


21 lines per page


Calligraphic cursive Naskh, one hand, regular. Ḥasan ibn Riz̤ā ʿAlī حسن بن رضا علی


Brown leather, 13×21.5 cm, front + back cover, single layer of leather only


Origin: Unknown place of origin; 1176 AH; 1763 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.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Wadham College (University of Oxford)

Key to Abbreviations

  • ALZ: (الذریعه)
  • DEN: (فهرستواره دست‌نوشته‌های ایران - دنا)
  • FAW: (Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford - Minasian Collection)
  • MAJ: (Library, Museum and Documentation Center of the Islamic Consultative Assembly)
  • UTL: (Central Library of University of Tehran)


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