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A Lexicon of Al-Farra's Terminology in His Qur'an Commentary: With Full Definitions, English Summaries and Extensive Citations (Handbook of Orient

ISBN: 9789004104211
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: 1996-04-01
Number of pages: 1034
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Al-Farrā''s philological commentary, Ma'ānī l-Qur'ān, dating from the beginning of the 9th century, is a rich source for Qur'ān readings, Qur'ān codices, Qur'ān commentary, Arabic lexicography and grammar. This commentary is unique, being the only extant extensive work by a grammarian of the Kūfan school. The Lexicon contains about 3,000 terms and compound terms of grammar, lexicography, commentary, hadith and other Islamic sciences. Each term is presented with an English definition, often followed by an English summary. After the English section, extensive quotations from the original text are adduced in Arabic. Thus, the reader is given easy access to the contexts in which the term occurs.

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