Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Wadh.Minasian 749 (The Ferdowsi Library, Wadham College, University of Oxford)

Oriental Manuscripts Minasian Collection

Contents

Summary of Contents: This is a famous commentary on Alfīyah of Ibn Malik on Arabic syntax. Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh al-Ṭāʾī al-Jīlānī known as Ibn Mālik composed a work including 1,000 couplets called 'Arjūzah' on Arabic syntax. This 1000-couplet composition in syntax is known as Alfīyah of Ibn Mālik. Numerous commentaries and annotations have been written on this work, that are listed in Kashf al-Ẓunūn. This work has always been a textbook used in Iranian religious schools and published several times in Iran and outside Iran.
Language(s): Arabic

Arabic language--Syntax

Incipit: ||… بالجمیل تعظیما له و اداء لبعض ما یحب له… الرحمه علی النبی و هو انسان اوحی الیه بشرع…
Explicit: … عند صدور اولو الالباب و قال ابن عبّاس رضی الله عنه ما اوتی عالم علما الا و هو شاب فالحمدلله هدانا لهذا و ما کنا لنهتدی لو لا ان هدینا الله لقد جاءت رسل ربنا… و بارک علی محمد و آله و اصحابه و ازواجه و ذرّیاته کما بارکت علی ابراهیم و علی آل ابراهیم فی العالمین انک حمید مجید و اختم و لنا بخیر و اصلح لنا… و سایر المسلمین برحمتک یا ارحم الراحمین و یا اکرم الاکرمین.
Colophon: اختم لنا بالخیر… تمت الکتاب… فی یوم الجمعه فی شهر جمادی‌الثانی ۱۲۵۵… العبد العاص علی ابن مرحوم ابراهیم.
Colophon: قد فرغت من تسوید هذا الکتاب… فی سنه خمس و خمسون ماتان بعد الف… بید… علی ابن مرحوم ابراهیم سنه ۱۲۵۵.

References

Sequence Number in the Persian Catalogue:

  • FAW 119

Similar copies in other libraries:

  • NLI, 16/203, 15/175
  • SEP, 3/263

Similar manuscripts listed in other catalogues:

  • ARP, 134
  • DEN, 2/554

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Western (watermark) and Oriental paper, natural buff, varying thickness (thin, regular and thick), one size, glossy. Rubricated titles; rubricated line above some expressions.
Extent: 184 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 21 × 13.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 13.5 × 7.5 cm.

Layout

14 lines per page.

Hand(s)

Nastaʿalīq and cursive Naskh, several hands, fairly large hand. ʿAlī bin Ibrāhīm علی بن ابراهیم

Additions: ‌Ownership note eliminated. Miscellaneous notes. Notes on ownership, ownership transfer, birth events, marriage events. Oval stamp: محمد علی غلامرضا .

Binding

Black leather, 14 × 22 cm, front + back cover, leather + pasteboard.

Condition

Damage to the spine and the facing of the cover.

History

Origin: Unknown place of origin; 1255 AH; 1840 CE

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.

Availability

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:

Libraries:

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;

Catalogues:

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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