Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 540 (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: || (Missing the list of contents and the first folio) … این رساله را مسمّی گردانید به تحفه الزائر و مرتب داشت بر مقدمه و دوازده باب و خاتمه. امّا المقدمه…
Explicit: (The text continues to the end of chapter 4 on the practices of Al-Sahla Mosque) هر دو روز یا سه روز باین مسجد میآید و با کسی سخن نمی‌گوید پس پرسید که شما گمان دارید که کی باشد گفتیم گمان ما آنست که خضر باشد گفت والله که من …


Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 161

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, varying thickness (regular and thick), one size, glossy; rubricated titles.
Extent: 88 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 18 × 12.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 12 × 6 cm.



14 lines per page


Graceful cursive Naskh, several hands, regular


Pasteboard (marbled paper sides), 13×19.5 cm


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