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Al-Munşif min al-Kalām 'alā Mughnī lbn Hishãm by Taqï al-Dīn al-Shumunnī [d. 1468]

Abdulmajeed Ibrahim al-Mubarak, (2006) Al-Munşif min al-Kalām 'alā Mughnī lbn Hishãm by Taqï al-Dīn al-Shumunnī [d. 1468]. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

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Ibn Hishām al-Ansārī is considered one of the most outstanding figures to have appeared in the history of the field of Arabic grammar. Thus, some biographers compare him to the illustrious Sîbawayh. The greatest of all Ibn Hishām's works is without doubt Mughni al-Labīb 'an Kutub al-A 'ārīb, written by the author for the benefit of fellow scholars and researchers, and not for beginners or regular students. A number of scholars have undertaken to write commentaries on this work, the most famous of these being Ibn al-Sā'igh and al-Damāmīnī. These were followed by al-Shumunnī, who intended his explanation to be a judgment between these two commentaries and the book of Ibn Hishām on their points on which they disputed. Nevertheless, except for an old uncritical edition dating from 1888, none of these commentaries has been published, despite their profound importance. The aim of the current research is thus primarily to bring into the open, in a modem academic style, a portion of the commentary on Mughriī al-Labīb known as al-Munşif min al-Kalām 'alā Mughriī Ibn Hishãm, written by Taqï al-Dīn al- Shumunnī; something not previously seen for this work. Considering the great size of the work, I have restricted myself to just a part of it, equaling about a third of the text, while hoping that my future endeavors will be primarily aimed at completing the work. In addition, the current thesis consists of an academic study consisting of

Item Type:Thesis (Doctoral)
Award:Doctor of Philosophy
Faculty and Department:Faculty of Social Sciences and Health > Government and International Affairs, School of
Thesis Date:2006
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:09 Sep 2011 09:51

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