Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 734 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection


Summary of Contents: 'Tahẕīb al-Manṭiq va al-Kalām' is a work in logic (Manṭiq) and scholastic theology (Kalām) of Saʿd al-Dīn Masʿūd Taftāzānī (died 792 AH/1390). Two parts of this work have been commented on and annotated since its creation in several works. One of the most important works written on the logic part is Mullā ʻAbd Allāh Yazdī's commentary known as 'Quluhū', which is one of the main textbooks in Shiite seminaries (religious schools).
Language(s): Arabic


Incipit: ||بسمله، قوله الحمدلله افتتح بحمد الله بعد البسمله ابتداء بخیر الکلام و اقتدا بحدیث خیر الانام علیه الصلواه و السلام فان قلت حدیث البتداء…
Explicit: … قوله و هذا بالمقاصد اشبه ایّ الامر الثامن اشبه بمقاصد الفن بمقدماته… و ایاکم من الراسخین فی الامرین و رزقنا الله بفضله و جوده… والحمدلله رب العالمین.||
Colophon: قد تمت هذه الرساله الشریفه فی تاریخ غره شهر ذیقعده الحرام فی لیله الاحدی سنه اربع و خمسون بعد الالف من الهجره…


Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 290

Similar copies in other libraries:

  • NLI, 1/323, 7/277, 10/233, 12/267
  • MNL, 1/223
  • AQR, 13/187
  • GIE, 1/84

Similar manuscripts listed in other catalogues:

  • ARP, 275
  • ALZ, 6/53-54
  • DEN, 4/87

Printed editions:

  • Tehran, 1372 Shamsī/1993

On the Web:

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Oriental paper, dark buff, regular thickness, one size, glossy. ⟨‌Brittling folios at the beginning of the copy.⟩
Extent: 68 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 17 × 10 cm.
Dimensions (written): 12.5 × 6 cm.


13 lines per page.


Cursive Nastaʿalīq, one hand, fairly large hand. Marginalia: Shikastah. Anonymous Titles are blank on the final folios.


Rubricated lines above some terms and expressions.

Additions: Annotations provided on the text. There are three decease notes on the last folio, related to the year 1244 AH.


Black leather, 11 × 18 cm, front + back cover, single layer of leather only. Simple tooling (medallion + two half-medallion).


Damage to the decoration. Cover detached from the copy. Head band in disarray.


Origin: Unknown place of origin; Dhu al-Qidah 1054 AH; January 1645 CE

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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