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.
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


Rubricated titles.


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 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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