A Medieval Muslim Scholar at Work Ibn Tawus and his Library by Kohlberg

By Kohlberg

Raḍī al-Dī Ibn ṭāwūs (d. 664/1266 in Bagdad) was once an incredible determine within the historical past of Shī'ī proposal. He released works on topics starting from culture (ḥadīth) and polemics to background and astrology. Ibn ṭāwūs was once an avid bibliophile, and his a variety of writings include remarkably certain information regarding the books that he owned or learn. Kohlberg's e-book is split into major elements. the 1st surveys the existence, operating equipment and literary output of Ibn ṭāwūs and provides a longer research of his library. the second one half is an annotated record of the entire works (some 660 in quantity) mentioned via Ibn ṭāwūs in his on hand writings. a few 3rd of those works (both Sunnī and Shī'ī) aren't extant, or even the life of a few of them has hitherto no longer been recognized. The works hide a variety of topics, together with Qur'ānic exegesis, culture, historical past, theology, astronomy and family tree, and gives a close photograph of the highbrow international of a medieval Muslim pupil. Prof. Kohlberg is a number one authority on Shī'ism, and his monograph is an strange and demanding contribution either to the historical past of Islam and to the background of Arabic literature and technology.

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1627-1699 A. ), Bonn, 1970, p. 92), since in a Rijal work which he wrote for one of his relatives he recommends reading it (according to Dh, where the work is referred to as MajmuCa rijaliyya; cf. also al-Tihranl, Mu~affa l-maqal, Tehran 1378/1959, pp. 376-378). A passage from a work entitled K. al-bishiira is cited in I:Iilll, Mukhta~ar, p. 212 (see --+Kitab [Jacfar b. Mul,lammad b. Malik]; cf. cAmill, 30 WORKS Amal, II, p. 206; Dh III 113 no. 383). 1 al-DIn cAll b. Tawus, and the reference is probably to the K.

In IQ 267/15 he declares: "We have found a strange 'ta Cliqa in an ancient book which reached us on 14 $afar 660/[8 Jan. 1262], after composing this book". an "some time after compiling (ta~ni:f) this book". }ba~ [Ibn BaqID. The Iqbal may not be entirely free of interpolations by others as well: al-Majlisl (in BA, CXVIII, pp. 227-228), referring to a prayer of al-l,Iusayn for yawm cArafa (see IQ 557-566/339-350), asserts that its last part includes $iin expressions which are out of character in supplications of the Imams and which are not found in the versions of this prayer in IT's Za'ir, in al-KafcamI's Balad and even in some manuscripts of the Iqbal itself.

The title is missing from other lists of I+'s writings. 17. ===} Ijiiza (for I+'s sons), see K. leashJ al-ma~ajja * Ijiiza (for al-QusslnI) Dh I 222 no. -Mar. 1266, is an authorization to transmit I+'s al-Asriir al-muda C a and Mu~iisaba. Its recipients were Shams aI-DIn Mulfammad b. Alfmad b. $'alilf al-QusslnI and his sons Jacfar, cAll and IbrahIm, as well as Yusufb. I,Iatim al-ShamI (fl. second half of the 7th/13th century; cf. Riyii¢, V, pp. 389-390), Alfmad b. Mulfammad al-cAlawI al-Nassaba (cf.

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