Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 52 (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: || (Beginning from part 5 on the virtues of the pilgrimage of Sayid al-Shuhadā [=Imām Ḥusayn]) … باب پنجم در بیان فضایل زیارت سید الشهداء حسین بن علی… و در آن چند فصل است فصل اوّل در اخباری است که…
Explicit: (Ending by the fifth chapter on the virtues and quality of his pilgrimage outside Karbalā) … نزدیک هر دو مقبول است و بدانکه زیارت هشتم زیارتهای جامعه که بعد ازین مذکور میشود در خصوص بعید وارد شده است.


Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 162

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: Western paper (watermark), natural buff, regular thickness, one size, glossy; Persian and Arabic expressions between two lines, Persian translations in cinnabar; rubricated titles.
Extent: 165 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 23 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16 × 9.5 cm.



22 lines per page


Calligraphic Naskh, one hand, regular


Lacquer painted, 16 × 24 cm, front + back cover, red paper doublure with gilt decoration.

Outer cover with gilt ground (floriated, medallion, two half-medallions, rectangular corner-piece), stripped edges (floriated inside strips).


Outer cover's lacquer flaked off


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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