A Thesaurus of Assumed Synonyms in Arabic
Based on Al-Furuq fi al-Lughah
By Abu Hilal al-Askari (d.395 AH)
Adaptation By Dr. Muhammad Akram Chaudhary
Foreword By Dr J N Matlock, University of Glasgow
Hardback 552 Pages
Publisher : Darussalam
About The Book:
This engaging thesaurus has been adapted from Al-Furuq fi al-Lughah by Abu Hilal al-Askari and elaborates lexis and its appropriate usage exemplified from the Qur'an, Hadith and Islamic Jurisprudence.
Therefore it would offer a great assistance in language pedagogy and research especially in Arabic sciences, so is a valuable contribution in the field of translation and lexical references.
Taking the present work as the foremost step in researching and learning Islamic sciences it :
• explores the relationship between words and (quasi) synonyms
• explains and illustrates lexis form and its authentic usage
• elaborates comprehensive and much-needed support for the scholars teachers and researchers.
This reference work will prove to be a handbook for students of Islamic Sciences Interested in translating Islamic heritage to English language.
Prof Dr Mohammad Akram Chaudhary - a Full bright laureate and a meritorious professor, after successfully completing his full term as the Vice Chancellor, has resumed his office in University of Sargodha for the same position.
After completing master degree both in Arabic and Philosophy from University of the Punjab he went to University of Glasgow, Scotland, in pursuit of doctorate where he worked under the eminent Orientalists of the time, and was conferred upon the doctorate degree by the same university. He also worked as a Full bright scholar for his post-doc both in University of Colorado, Boulder, and University of Arizona, Tucson- USA.
About The Author:
Abu Hilal Askari was born in 315AH (920AD) in Iran. He was one of the well known students of Allama Abu Ahmad Askari. He was a poet and a litterateur at a time.
He has around fifty works to his name, some of his most well-known writings include:
- Al-Furuq Al-Lughwiyyah
- Al-Mahasin Fi Tafsir al-Qura'n
- Diwan al-Ma'ani
- Jamhartul Amthaal
- Kitaab al-Sina'atain
- Ma'ani al-Adab
He passed away in the year 395 AH (1005AD) (may Allah have mercy on him)
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