Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 538 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection


Summary of Contents: 'Tahẕīb al-Manṭiq va al-Kalām' is a work in logic (Manṭiq) and scholastic theology (Kalām) of Saʿd al-Dīn Masʿūd Taftāzānī (died 792 AH/1390). Two parts of this work have been commented on and annotated since its creation in several works. One of the most important works written on the logic part is Mullā ʻAbd Allāh Yazdī's commentary known as 'Quluhū', which is one of the main textbooks in Shiite seminaries (religious schools).
Language(s): Arabic


Incipit: ||بسمله، قوله الحمدلله افتتح بحمد الله بعد البسمله ابتداء بخیر الکلام و اقتدا بحدیث خیر الانام علیه الصلواه و السلام فان قلت حدیث البتداء…
Explicit: … قوله و هذا بالمقاصد اشبه ایّ الامر الثامن اشبه بمقاصد الفن بمقدماته… و ایاکم من الراسخین فی الامرین و رزقنا الله بفضله و جوده… والحمدلله رب العالمین.||
Colophon: حرّره التراب اقدام المومن ابن محمد باقر فتح‌الله خامنه.

The date of copying is eliminated from the colophon.


Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 294

Similar copies in other libraries:

  • NLI, 1/323, 7/277, 10/233, 12/267
  • MNL, 1/223
  • AQR, 13/187
  • GIE, 1/84

Similar manuscripts listed in other catalogues:

  • ARP, 275
  • ALZ, 6/53-54
  • DEN, 4/87

Printed editions:

  • Tehran, 1372 Shamsī/1993

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Western paper (watermark), natural buff, varying thickness (thin, regular, thick), one size, glossy. ⟨Book mending carried out on the edges of folios.⟩
Extent: 1+59+1 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 20.5 × 15 cm.
Dimensions (written): 14.5 × 8 cm.


16 lines per page.


Graceful cursive Naskh, one hand, regular hand. Marginalia: Nastaʿalīq and Shikastah Nastaʿalīq. Titles are unwritten in the last third of the copy. The first folio is newly written. Fatḥ Allāh ibn Muḥammad Bāqir Khāminah فتح‌الله ابن محمد باقر خامنه


Rubricated titles.

Additions: Logical notes in marginalia. Turkish verses of poetry in the colophon.


Black leather, 16 × 21 cm, front + back cover, single layer of leather only.


Head band and stiching in disarray. Cover detaching from the copy.


Origin: Khāminah; 12th century AH; 18th century CE

Provenance and Acquisition

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

Record Sources

This record was created by Dr Mohammad Emami based on the information published in the Persian catalogue by Dr Ali Mir-Ansari (Catalogue of the Persian and Arabic Manuscripts in the Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford (Minasian Collection), Tehran: Miras-e Maktoob, 2016).


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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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