Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 640 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: A commentary on the Mughnī al-labīb ʿan kutub al-aʿārīb of Ibn Hishām, ʿAbd Allāh ibn Yūsuf, -1361, using the style of قال، اقول . According to the commentator, he has read and commented on the book of Mughnī al-labīb during his several years of residence in the city of Nahrvālah of India, currently known as Aḥmadābād, by the order of Aḥmad Shāh ibn Muḥammad Shāh ibn Muẓaffar Shāh. In his commentary, he has settled for resolving important problems and explaining some issues.
Language(s): Arabic

Syntax

Incipit: بسمله، حمدله، … و بعد فیقول العبد الفقیر … محمد ابن ابی بکر المخزومی الدمامینی عامله الله بلطفه الحفی و اجراه علی العواید … فلیس لاحد بانکاره قبل ما حضر الله به هذا القطر الندی من النعمه الکافیه … بدوله استاده بل استاد اهل دنیا و امامنا الاعظم … هو مولانا السلطان الاعلی و خاقان الارفع …
Incipit: بسمله، دیباجه الکتاب قال اما بعد حمد الله الی آخره اقول الحمد هو الثنا باللسان علی قصد التعظیم سواء تعلق بالنعمه او بغیرها و الافضال الاحسان…
Explicit: … اقول اذا صرحت العرب بهذا التفسیر کما هو ظاهر نفس هذا الامام الموثوق به طاح القول بکونها نافیه علی تخریج الزجاج و تخریج غیره والله اعلم بالصواب تمت.
Colophon: و قد تمت الکتاب … علی ید تراب نعال طلاب علی ابن ابراهیم الابرقوهی فی یوم الاحد تاسع و عشرین من شعبان المعظم من شهور السنه اثنی و ستّون و ماتان بعد الالف من الهجره…

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 165

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • NLI 13/247, 16/187

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • DEN 2/984

Printed editions:

  • Cairo, 1305 AH/1888

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), natural buff, regular thickness, one size, glossy; rubricated titles and قال/اقول , rubricated line above excerpts from Mughnī al-Labīb.
Extent: 115 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 21.5 × 9 cm.
Dimensions (written): 15 × 9 cm.

Layout

23 lines per page

Hand(s)

Graceful cursive Nastaʿalīq, one hand, regular (commentary) Abarqūhī, ʿAlī ibn Ibrāhīm ابرقوهی، علی ابن ابراهیم

Additions: Note on f.1a dated 1311. Note on f.115b: لا باس علی الکاتب لانّ نسخه الاصل مغلوطه .

Binding

Black leather, 10×22.5 cm, front + back cover, leather + pasteboard, leather doublure.

Gold tooled (medallion + two finials)

Condition

Tear and corrosion on the spine

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; Sunday, 29 Shaʿban 1262 AH; 1846 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.

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.ukfor further information on the availability of this manuscript.

Funding of Cataloguing

Wadham College (University of Oxford)

Key to Abbreviations

  • DEN: (فهرستواره دست‌نوشته‌های ایران - دنا)
  • FAW: (Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford - Minasian Collection)
  • NLI: (National Library of Iran)

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