Ibn Ād̲j̲urrūm
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, Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad b. Muḥammad b. Dāwūd al-Sanhād̲j̲ī , Moroccan grammarian born 672/1273-4, died 723/1323 at Fez, where he taught grammar and the art of Ḳurʾānic recitation. Ibn Ād̲j̲urrūm is the author of a celebrated Muḳaddima which bears his name, a little treatise of a few pages in which he sets out the system of the iʿrāb of words. This summary syntax, easy to memorize, has enjoyed to the present day great popularity in all the Arabic-speaking countries, in the west as well as in the east. Because of its extreme conciseness, the Muḳaddima has provoked about 60 commentaries by…

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Troupeau, G., “Ibn Ād̲j̲urrūm”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3065>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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