Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 736 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection


Summary of Contents: A treatise on Kalām (Islamic Scholastic Theology) with an unknown title. In this copy, various issues within the field of Kalām are discussed in a simple language.
Language(s): Persian

Kalām (Islamic Scholastic Theology)

Author: Unknown
Title: [Kalām]
Title: [کلام]
Incipit: || … برای آن بود که آدمی می‌داند که بدن بدان محتاج است …
Explicit: … جمله چیزها که حجت خود قرار داده‌اند آن بود که گاه هست … ||


Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 772

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), natural buff, one size, glossy
Extent: 114 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 21 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written): 14 × 9 cm.


12 lines per page


Graceful Naskh, one hand, regular; titles unwritten


No binding


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.


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.ukfor further information on the availability of this manuscript.

Funding of Cataloguing

Wadham College (University of Oxford)

Key to Abbreviations

  • FAW: (Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford - Minasian Collection)



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