Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 57 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: This is one of the most famous books of Mullā Ṣadrā. Considering its comprehensiveness and its influence on the field of Islamic philosophy, the book has acquired a unique position in the recent centuries, to the extent that many works of the succeeding generations of Islamic philosophers were either derived from or inspired by this work. Mullā Ṣadrā has created his book's plot based on the four journeys of the mystics: (1) Journey from the People towards the Truth, (2) Journey towards the Truth from the Truth, (3) Journey from the Truth towards the People, and (4) Journey towards the Truth within the People. The book is compiled in four volumes, as follows: first volume, Fī al-umūr al-ʿāmmah ; second volume, Fī al-ʿilm al-ṭabīʿī ; third volume, Fī al-ʿilm al-ilāhī ; and fourth volume, Fī ʿilm al-nafs min al-mabdaʾ ilá al-maʿād . The current copy is the second book of the third journey: The Journey towards the Truth from the Truth.
Language(s): Arabic

Islamic Philosophy

Incipit: بسمله، کتاب الثانی فی السفر من الحق الی الحق. الحمد لله الذی انار بوجوب و وجوده وجوه الکاینات و اشرق بنور ذاته… امّا بعد فهذا شروع فی طور آخر من الحکمه و المعرفه و هو تجرید النظر الی ذرات الموجودات و تحقیق وجود المفارقات و الالهیات المسمی بمعرفه الربوبیه…
Explicit: … و ما تجده النفس بل توجده باذن الله من صور الاجرام العظیمه و الافلاک الجسیمه الساکنه و المتحرکه و البلاد الکثیره و خلایقها و احوالها و صفاتها فی طرفه العین هان علیه التصدیق.
Colophon: تمت الکتاب المستطاب بیستم شهر جمادی‌الاول سنه ۱۱۳۹ هجری… کاتب حروف اضعف عبادلله… جلال‌الدین محمد است والسلام

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 64

Similar copies in other libraries:

  • GIP, 24
  • UTL, 17/2498
  • NLI, 7/318, 8/292, 9/212
  • MAL, 1/265-267

Similar manuscripts listed in other catalogues:

  • ALZ, 2/60, 6/19
  • ARP, 317
  • DEN, 1/669

Printed editions:

  • Tehran, 1282, 1322 Qamarī, 1337, 1353 Shamsī
  • Qum, 1404 Qamarī

On the Web:

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Plain European paper, plain buff, regular thickness, one size, glossy. Rubricated titles. Corrosion due to infestation.
Extent: 583 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 25.5 × 16 cm.
Dimensions (written): 21 × 10.5 cm.

Layout

21 lines per page.

Hand(s)

Graceful Nastaʿaliq, one hand, fairly large hand. Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad جلال‌الدین محمد

Additions: ‌Note about comparison on f. 583a: بلغت المقابله بید الفقیر الحقیر الکثیر التقصیر امام الری علی الاکبر المتطبب الشیرازی Rectangular stamp on f. 583a: سید محمد طباطبایی ۱۱۷۹

Binding

Black leather, 17*26 cm, front+back cover, double layers (leather+cardboard), single facing.

Condition

Back bone mending by leather.

History

Origin: 1139 AH; 1727 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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