Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 566 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

Collection 82

A collection of two works

Physical Description

Extent: 82 ff.

Binding

Black leather, 14×26 cm, front + back cover, single layer of leather only

Two corner-pieces, Simple tooling (medallion + two half-medallions); decorated edges

Condition

Damage to the cover's spine; cover detached from the copy; head band and stitching in disarray

History

Provenance and Acquisition

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

1) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 773

Contents

Summary of Contents: A treatise on Kalām (Islamic Scholastic Theology) with an unknown title.
ff. 1a-75b
Language(s): Arabic

Kalām (Islamic Scholastic Theology)

Author: Unknown
Title: [Kalām]
Title: [کلام]
Incipit: || … اولا و الاول واجب ان استحق بترکه ذم و الا فمنذوب و الثانی مکروه ان استحق بترکه مدح و الا فمباح و هما عقلیان اختلفوا …
Explicit: … او قبیح لانه اما ان یتعلق بفعله ذم اولا و الثانی الحسن و الاول القبیح و یسمی حراما و الحسن اربعه اربعه اقسام … ||

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 773

Physical Description

Support: Oriental paper, buff, varying thickness (thin and regular), glossy; red line above some expressions.
Dimensions (leaf): 25 × 13 cm.
Dimensions (written): 16 × 6 cm.

Collation

ff. 1a-75b

Layout

27 lines per page

Hand(s)

Naskh, three hands, regular

History

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

2) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 919

Contents

Summary of Contents: This work, which is authored in 1063 AH, is a brief treatise on the weights and measures in relation to the religious issues. The author has composed it in several introductions and chapters using his father's book, Rawz̤at al-Muttaqīn of Muḥammad Taqī Majlisī.
ff. 76a-82a
Language(s): Arabic

Islamic jurisprudence

Title: Mīzān al-Maqādīr
Title: میزان المقادیر
Title: al-Awzān va al-Maqādīr
Title: الاوزان والمقادیر
Title: Maʿrifat aqdār
Title: معرفة اقدار
Title: al-Awzān va al-Maqāʾīs
Title: الاوزان والمقائیس
Title: Miqdārīyah
Title: مقداریه
Incipit: بسمله، حمدله،… فیقول الفقیر الی رحمة ربه الغافر ابن ابن محمد تقی محمد باقر انی لما القیت کثیرا من المهمات المسائل الشرعیه …
Explicit: … الدراهم سبعة من هذه الدراهم والله اعلم و لیکن هذا اخرنا اوردنا ایراده فی هذه الرسالة والحمد لله… الحکمة و الشرف و النباله.
Colophon: قد تم فی شهر ربیع الاخر سنه ۱۲۲۸.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 919

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • MNL 18/322
  • NLI 12/527
  • UTL 16/153

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • ARP 940
  • DEN 2/302

Printed editions:

  • Tehran, 1310 AH/1892

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), plain and dark buff, regular thickness, glossy; rubricated line above some expressions.
Dimensions (leaf): 21 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13 × 8 cm.

Collation

ff. 76a-82a

Layout

15 lines per page

Hand(s)

Cursive Nastaʿalīq, one hand, regular Arūmī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ارومی، احمد بن محمد Titles unwritten

Additions: Oval stamp: عبده احمد . Rectangular stamp: بای من بعد اسمه احمد .

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 1228 AH; 1813 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

Entry to the Library is permitted upon presentation of a valid university ID card (for admissions procedures, please visit Wadham College Library, Persian Studies Section). Please Contact persian.library@wadham.ox.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.

Key to Abbreviations

  • ARP: (فهرست کتاب‌های چاپی عربی)
  • DEN: (فهرستواره دست‌نوشته‌های ایران - دنا)
  • FAW: (Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford - Minasian Collection)
  • MNL: (Mar'ashi Najafi Library)
  • NLI: (National Library of Iran)
  • UTL: (Central Library of University of Tehran)

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