Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 716 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection


Summary of Contents: This treatise contains some topics about the principles of Shiite jurisprudence, but its title and author remains unknown as some parts of its incipit and explicit are missing.
Language(s): Arabic

Islamic jurisprudence

Incipit: ||… بتمسک فیه بالآیة ورد فیه خبر سلیم عن الکافی فلاحظ و تتبع الثانی اذا اختلف القرائة فی الکتاب علی وجهین المختلفیین…
Explicit: … و صاحب الذخیره ذلک کان بعد فرض وجوب العمل بوصیة لا یجب الفعل الواحد عینا علی المکلفین…||
Colophon: Several at the end of different parts.


Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 74

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Western paper (watermark), natural buff, regular thickness. Rubricated titles.
Extent: 118 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 22.5 × 18 cm.
Dimensions (written): 18 × 13 cm.


35 lines per page.


Cursive Naskh, several hands, fairly small hand. Asad Allāh ibn ʿAbd Allāh اسدالله بن عبدالله


Black leather, 23.5 × 19 cm, front + back cover, leather + pasteboard.


Cover detached from the copy; head band and stitching in disarray; spine detached from the cover.


Origin: 1288 AH; According to the colophons of different parts of this copy. 1871 CE ; Tehran

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.


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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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