Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 142 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: In Minasian collection, there are 19 manuscripts under the generic title of Adʿīyah [Prayers]. The reason is that their individual titles have remained unknown for different reasons, including defective incipits and explicits.
Language(s): Persian

Prayers

Incipit: شرایط ذکر خفی اول وضو است و دویم رو به قبله مربع نشستن…
Explicit: … و چهل و یک بار یا خیرالعالمین بخواند و بعد از آن شروع کند. تمت
Colophon: None.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 31

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Western paper (watermark), natural buff, varying thickness (thin, regular, thick). Titles of prayers rubricated.
Extent: 62 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 15 × 10.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 9 × 6 cm.

Layout

10 lines per page.

Hand(s)

Nastiʿaliq, Naskh, regular hand, several hands. Anonymous

Additions:

Binding

Cardboard, 11 × 16 cm, front + back cover

History

Origin: 1070 AH; Based on a date found on one of the prayers. 1656 CE ; Unknown place of origin

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.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.

Key to bibliographical abbreviations of alternative versions:

Libraries:

AQR: Central Library of Astan Quds Razavi; FAW: Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford (Minasian Collection); GIE: Great Islamic Encyclopedia Library, Manuscripts; GIP: Great Islamic Encyclopedia Library, Photographed and Microfilmed Manuscripts; GUL: Library of Ayatollah Gulpayigani; MAJ: Library, Museum and Documentation Center of the Islamic Consultative Assembly; MAL: Malek National Museum and Library; MNL: Mar'ashi Najafi Library; NLI: National Library of Iran; SEP: Sepahsalar (Shahid Motahari) Mosque and School of Tehran; TCL: Tabriz Central Public Library; UTL: Central Library of University of Tehran;

Catalogues:

ALZ: الذریعه; ARP: فهرست کتاب‌های چاپی عربی; COM: فهرست مشترک نسخه‌های خطی فارسی; DEN: فهرستواره دست‌نوشته‌های ایران (دنا); FAM: فهرست نسخه‌های خطی فارسی; FAP: فهرست کتاب‌های چاپی فارسی; FIH: فهرستواره کتاب‌های فارسی; KAS: کشف الظنون عن اسامی الکتب و الفنون; RAY: ریحانة الادب فی تراجمِ المعروفین بالکنیة او اللّقب; TAB: طبقات اعلام الشیعه.

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