Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 702 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

Collection 105

A collection of two works

Physical Description

Extent: 48 ff.

Binding

Brown leather, 22 × 16 cm, front + back cover, leather + pasteboard

Ruled, tooled edges

History

Provenance and Acquisition

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

1) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 847

Contents

Summary of Contents: Shaykh Ḥusaynʿalī Tūysirkānī (died 1286 AH) was a jurisprudent, Islamic methodist, and a famous scholar and mujtahid of his time in Iṣfahān. He has several works on jurisprudence, principles of Islam etc. which are listed in al-Ẕarīʿah. This work is a brief treatise about the rules of washing, praying and fasting, in several chapters each in several sections. This work is not listed in al-Ẕarīʿah.
ff. 1b-49b
Language(s): Persian

Islamic jurisprudence

Author: Tūysirkānī, Ḥusaynʿalī ibn Nawrūz ʿAlī, -1286 AH/1870 تویسرکانی، حسینعلی بن نوروز علی، -۱۲۸۶ق/۱۸۷۰
Title: Masāʾl-i Sharʿīyah
Title: مسائل شرعیه
Incipit: بسمله، حمدله، بعد چنین گوید… حسینعلی تویسرکانی که این مختصری است در مهمات احکام و مسایل شرعیه… و آن مشتمل بر چند باب و هر بابی مشتمل است بر چند مقصد…
Explicit: … بنا بر احوط و اقوی و سایر کفارات را بتفصیل در کشف الاسرار ذکر کرده‌ایم. والله الهادی و الصواب.
Colophon: تمت الرساله فی عشرین شهر صفر المظفر من شهور سنه ۱۲۷۴…

According to the existing catalogues, only one copy exists of this work kept in the National Library of Iran. The current copy is ten years older than that copy, and has been scribed twelve years before the death of the author, possibly by the author himslef.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 847

Similar Copies in Other Libraries:

  • NLI 5/16638

Similar Copies listed in Other Catalogues:

  • DEN 9/489
  • RZJ 8/224

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), buff, regular thickness, one size, glossy; rubricated titles.
Dimensions (leaf): 21 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written): 14 × 9 cm.

Collation

ff. 1b-49b

Layout

18 lines per page

Hand(s)

Graceful Naskh, one hand, regular

Additions: Explanatory notes

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 1274 AH; 1858 CE

2) Persian Catalogue Sequence Number 181

Contents

Summary of Contents: This is a treatise on the translation and interpretation of the prayer and its rules, that should be respected while saying a prayer (Namāz).
ff. 43a-48b
Language(s): Persian

Islamic jurisprudence

Author: Anonymous
Title: [Tarjumah va tafsīr-i ṣalāt]
Title: [ترجمه و تفسیر صلوة]
Incipit: بسمله، حمدله، اما بعد، این رساله‌ایست در ترجمه و تفسیر صلوة و بندی از احکام تا آنکه نمازگزار تا در وقت بجا آوردن متذکر معنی آن بشود…
Explicit: … و از عذاب‌های روز قیامت و شداید آن روز. این آخر آنچه در نظر بود از برای عوام نوشته شد. الحمد لله اولاً… بعون الله تعالی.
Colophon: تمت الکتاب بعون الله تعالی بعون بید اقل الطلبه محمد کاظم الکرونی سه‌شنبه ۶ ذی الحجه.

No similar copy was found in the existing catalogues.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 181

Physical Description

Support: Western paper (watermark), buff, regular thickness, one size, glossy; rubricated titles.
Dimensions (leaf): 21 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written): 15 × 9 cm.

Collation

ff. 43a-48b

Layout

20 lines per page

Hand(s)

Graceful Naskh, one hand, regular hand Karvanī, Muḥammad Kāẓim کرونی، محمد کاظم

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 13th century AH; 19th century 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

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Key to Abbreviations

  • DEN: (فهرستواره دست‌نوشته‌های ایران - دنا)
  • FAW: (Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford - Minasian Collection)
  • NLI: (National Library of Iran)
  • RZJ: (روضات الجنات فی احوال العلماء و السادات)

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