Abu Ḥayyān At̲h̲īr al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Yūsuf al-G̲h̲arnāṭī
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the most distinguished Arab grammarian of the first half of the 14th century, was born in Granada, S̲h̲awwāl 654/Nov. 1256, and died in Cairo, Ṣafar 745/July 1344, where, after 10 years of productive study and travel throughout the entire Arab world, he had served as a professor of the Ḳurʾānic disciplines in the Ṭūlūnī mosque. This creative scholar is purported to have written 65 works, many of them multi-volumed, on Arabic and other languages (notably Turkish, Ethiopic, and Persian), Ḳurʾānic studies, traditions, jurisprudence, history, biography, and poetry.

Of the 15 extant wo…

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Glazer, S., “Abu Ḥayyān At̲h̲īr al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Yūsuf al-G̲h̲arnāṭī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 17 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_0201>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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