font face="Georgia" color="#800080">al-Mufradat fi Gharib al-Qur'an
of the Matn:
Imam, Abi al-Qasim al-Husayn bin Muhammad al-Raghib al-Asfahani
Muhammad Khalil 'Aytani
Hardback 554 Pages
Published by Dar al-Ma'rifah
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 OF THE SHAMA'IL
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.