Al-Mufradat fi Gharib al-Qur'an
Author of the Matn: Imam, Abi al-Qasim al-Husayn bin Muhammad al-Raghib al-Asfahani
Compiled by : Haitham Tuaima '
Hardback 582 Pages
Published by Dar Ihya Al-Turath Al-Arabi'
About the Book
One of the earliest dictionary written about the prob;ematic words of the qur'an. Indexed in alphabetical order.
IDEAL FOR STUDENTS AND BASIC UNDERSTANDING
About Imam al-Raghib al-Asfahani
His full name was Abul-Qasim Husayn ibn Muhammad al-Raghib al-Isfahani, from Persian decent. Also known as Al-Husain Ibn Al-Mufaddal, known as Al-Raghib Al-Asfahani. Lived in aroun 502 AH. His biography is not known much except for a few of his work. It is also not known where he studied. Among his works are: - Tafsil al-Nash'atayn wal Tahsil al-Sa'adatayn: About the afairs of this world and that of the next. - al-Dhari'at ila Makarami al-Shari'at: the importance & magnititude of the Shari'a. It has been said that Imam al-Ghazali used take it with him on his travels. - Muhadarat al-Adba'i - Kitab fil Tafsir, he unfortunately never finished it and you can find in al-Baydhawi's Tafsir a lot of quotes because he relied on it mainly. Al-Raghib al-Asfahani ranks high among those who wrote the history of Islamic dogmas.
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