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A critical edition of Kitab al-Wajiz fi Dhikr al-Mujaz wa al-Mujiz by Abu Tahir Ahmad B. Muhammad B. Ahmad B. Muhammad al-Silafi, al-Isbahani (d. 576/1181)

Hashimi, Farhat Nasim (1989) A critical edition of Kitab al-Wajiz fi Dhikr al-Mujaz wa al-Mujiz by Abu Tahir Ahmad B. Muhammad B. Ahmad B. Muhammad al-Silafi, al-Isbahani (d. 576/1181). PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Kitab al-Wajiz fi Dhikr al-Mujaz: wa al-Mujiz: by Abu Tahir al-Silafi (d.576/ 1181) is an important treatise on ijazah [one of the eight methods of the transmission of hadith], which also includes the biographies of those transmitters [in the 5th-6th centuries H.] of hadith who gave an ijazah to al-Silafi. K. al-Wajiz is the single important source of some biographies for many later bibliographers. This thesis is based on the edition of a unique MS [of K. al-Wajiz] in the Chester Beatty Library. The work is divided into two main sections, the introductory part and the critical edition of the Text. The introductory part is further divided into two chapters. The first chapter consists of a brief account of the author's life and a detailed study of his works. The second chapter contains a general outline of the eight methods of the taking up of hadith [turuk tahammul al- hadith] and a basic account of the subject of ijazah, followed by a discussion of al-Silafi's attitude towards ijazah. Part two consists of the critical edition of the Arabic Text together with an introduction, English translation and the necessary explanatory notes. The method adopted in the edition, annotation and translation is also indicated here. Indices of the Quranic verses and ahadith, names of books, places and persons occurring in the Arabic Text are also provided.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Arabic and Islamic Studies
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts
Supervisor's Name: Mattock, Prof. John
Date of Award: 1989
Depositing User: Mrs Marie Cairney
Unique ID: glathesis:1989-3446
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2012
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2014 15:38
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/3446

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