Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 745 (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


A collection of prayers, including for amulets and phylacteries (scattered pieces, also survived from various books, but mostly prayer books).

Incipit: ||… العنهم فی مستر السر و ظاهر العلانیه فی ارضک…
Explicit: … و یعسوب الدین ابی الحسن علی بن ابی طالب علیه الف الف صلوة و الف الف سلام. تمت||
Colophon: None.


Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 48

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Western paper (plain and watermark), Oriental paper, plain and dark buff, varying thickness (thin, regular and thick), one size, glossy. Paper infestation.
Extent: 186 ff. The copy's dimensions of paper and written text vary.
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):


Number of lines varies per page.


Cursive Naskh, cursive Nastaʿalīq, Shikastah Nastaʿalīq, several hands, regular, small, fairly small, large, fairly large hands. Anonymous

Additions: Oval stamp with illegible text.


Black leather, front + back cover, single layer of leather only.


Origin: 11th-13th century AH; 17th-19th century 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)


Comment on this record

Please fill out your details.

How are we using your feedback? See our privacy policy.