Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 54 (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 chapter 9) باب نهم در بیان فضیلت و کیفیت زیارت حضرت امام موسی کاظم و امام رضا و امام محمد تقی… و محتوی بر چند فصل است فصل اوّل در…
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.


Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 163

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: 129 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 23 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16 × 9.5 cm.



22 lines per page


Calligraphic Naskh, one hand, regular

Additions: Circular stamp; seems to be recent as there can be seen two English letters of M and C. Note on f.1a: financial notes.


Maroon leather, 16×24 cm, front + back cover, leather + pasteboard, leather doublure.

Gold tooled (medallion, two half-medallions, rectangular corner-piece); ruled and tooled edges.


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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