Raḍī al-Dī Ibn ṭāwūs (d. 664/1266 in Bagdad) was once an enormous determine within the heritage of Shī'ī proposal. He released works on matters starting from culture (ḥadīth) and polemics to background and astrology. Ibn ṭāwūs was once an avid bibliophile, and his a number of writings include remarkably distinctive information regarding the books that he owned or learn. Kohlberg's e-book is split into major elements. the 1st surveys the lifestyles, operating equipment and literary output of Ibn ṭāwūs and provides a longer research of his library. the second one half is an annotated checklist of the entire works (some 660 in quantity) brought up through Ibn ṭāwūs in his to be had writings. a few 3rd of those works (both Sunnī and Shī'ī) will not be extant, or even the lifestyles of a few of them has hitherto now not been identified. The works hide quite a lot of matters, together with Qur'ānic exegesis, culture, background, theology, astronomy and family tree, and gives a close photo of the highbrow global of a medieval Muslim student. Prof. Kohlberg is a number one authority on Shī'ism, and his monograph is an strange and significant contribution either to the background of Islam and to the heritage of Arabic literature and technological know-how.
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11. 12. K. ], XVI 103 no. 127 A 9/24, 84-85/97, IJ 18/40, K 101, 121, 133, 138-139 See GAL, S, I, p. 912, no. 12 (where this work is referred to as Fat~ al-abwiib fi l-istiCiira [sic)); Strothmann, pp. 130, 133-139. IT began composing this work on Tuesday, 24 Rajab 642/26 Dec. 1244 (see B 113, 224) and completed it on Sunday, 5 Jumada I 648/5 Aug. 1250 (see B 310). The book contains a defence of the practice of istikhiira (entrusting God with the choice between two or more options) and shows the various uses to which it can be put (cf.
That this may indeed be the case is suggested by the fact that the book which is mentioned next (again without the author being named) is I1"s K. al-bisharat. ) which contained correct information (in contrast to a~lam, dreams inspired by Satan); cf. in general M. J. Kister, "The Interpretation of Dreams: an Unknown Manuscript of Ibn Qutayba's 'CIbarat al-Ru'ya''', lOS, 4, 1974, pp. 67-103. 27. ===} ===} Maqtal al-lfusayn, see K. al-Iuhuf al- M asalik ila khidmat aI-malik, see Taqri:b al-salik 28.
Second half of the 7th/13th century; cf. Riyii¢, V, pp. 389-390), Alfmad b. Mulfammad al-cAlawI al-Nassaba (cf. Riyii¢, I, p. r Mulfammad al-Musawland $afi aI-DIn Mulfammad b. Bashlr aI- cAlawI aI-I,IusaynI (cf. Riyii¢, V, p. 45). See Anwiir, pp. 2, 10, 31, 148-149, 153-154, 175. According to aI-+ihranI, this Ijiiza is mentioned by Shams aI-DIn aI-QusslnI in his Ijiiza for Najm aI-DIn Tuman b. e. ur aI-I,Iasan b. Zayn aI-DIn aIShahld al-ThanI, d. 1011/1602; see Dh XXI 198 no. 4595; Modarressi, p.
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