Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 358 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection


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


Incipit: بسمله، یا الله یا الله یا الله یا مجیب دعوة المضطرین یا کاشف…
Explicit: … فلا خیبنی الله مما رجوت و ما املت فی زیارتکم انه قریب مجیب.
Colophon: بعون الله… شب چهارم شهر رمضان از سنه هزار و سیصد و هفت اتمام تحریر پذیرفت کتبه الجانی محمد شفیع نخجوانی.


Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 33

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Western paper (watermark), natural buff, glossy, one size. Titles of prayers rubricated.
Extent: 7 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 20 × 13 cm.
Dimensions (written): 9 × 5 cm.


9 lines per page.


Distinct Naskh, regular hand, one hand. Nakhjavāni, Muḥammad Shafīʿ نخجوانی، محمد شفیع


Decorated cardboard, 14 × 21 cm, front + back cover


Cover detached from the copy.


Origin: 1307 AH; 1890 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.


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:


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;


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.

Funding of Cataloguing

Wadham College (University of Oxford)


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