Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 698 (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): Arabic and Persian


Incipit: ||… ادعیه و اعمال بسیار منقول گردیده که کتب دعا مشحونست…
Explicit: … اللهم عقیقة عن فلان لحمها … لال محمد صلواتک علیهم.
Colophon: None.


Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 44

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Western paper (plain), natural buff, thin, one size, glossy. Rubricated titles; triple ruling (gilt, black); double decorative frame (gilt, black); rubricated line above some terms and expressions.
Extent: 87+1 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 18 × 11.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 14 × 7.5 cm.


17 lines per page.


Calligraphic Naskh, regular and fairly large hands, two hands. Ḥusaynī, Abu al-Qāsim bin Sayyid Muḥammad حسینی، ابوالقاسم بن سید محمد


Black leather, 12 × 19 cm, front + back cover, leather + pasteboard, honey-coloured leather doublure.

Simple tooling (medallion, half-medallion, rectangular corner-piece.


Cover decoration wiped out; cover detached from the copy.


Origin: 1198 AH; 1783 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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