Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 66 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection


Summary of Contents: The title of the book is unknown. This work begins from its sixth chapter, that is the practices of the second night of the month Ramadhan.
Language(s): Persian

Practice of Islam

Author: Anonymous
Incipit: باب ششم در آنچه یاد کنیم از وضایف شب دویم ماه رمضان و روزش در آن فصل …
Explicit: … چنانکه بیرون آورد او را از عدم بوجود و از نابود بهشتی … و او بخشاینده و میزبان. تم||
Colophon: تمت الکتاب … فی شهر المعظم سنه ۱۱۲۴. تمت
Language(s): Persian


Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 4

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Western plain paper, buff, thick, one size, glossy / frontispiece (gilt, azure, rubricated), quadruple ruling (rubricated, gilt and black).
Extent: 309 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 23.5 × 16.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 17 × 9 cm.


16 lines per page.


Calligraphic Naskh, one hand, large


Brown leather, 17 × 24 cm, front + back cover, leather + pasteboard, leather doublure.

Tooled and ruled edges.


Edge and spine restored; head band and stitching in disarray.


This cover has been damaged and completely replaced by a new, cloth case binding.


Origin: Unknown place of origin; 1124 AH; 1712 CE

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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