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Farāhī, Ḥamīd al-Dīn
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Ḥamīd al-Dīn Farāhī (1863–1930) was an Indian scholar of Arabic best known for his writings on the niẓām (broad structural and thematic order) of the Qurʾān.

1. Life

He was born at Pharīhā, near Azamgarh, India to a family of zamīndārs (landowners, but, before British rule, specifically landholders responsible for revenue collection) and vakīls (attorneys) who were also scholars of Arabic and Persian.

He claimed to have memorised the Qurʾān at the age of ten and studied Arabic, Persian, and the Islamic scie…

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Bruce, Gregory Maxwell, “Farāhī, Ḥamīd al-Dīn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_27668>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 9789004386648, 2019, 2019-3

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