Arabic Grammar and Qurʼānic Exegesis in Early Islam

Arabic Grammar and Qurʼānic Exegesis in Early Islam

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In this volume the author examines the origins of Arabic linguistics on the basis of the earliest Qur nic commentaries (1st half of the 8th century A.D.). The material used includes both edited texts and manuscript commentaries.Various chapters analyze the exegetical methods of the early commentators (such as Muq til and Muh ammad al-Kalb ) and their use of grammatical terminology. These data are compared with the earliest grammatical treatises (Such as S bawayhi and Farr ).The material presented here constitutes an important source of evidence for the development of linguistic thinking in Islam and the origin of the grammatical schools of Basra and Kufa.It is not easy to define the category of technical terms (cf. above, I.1). We have seen that the ... In this chapter we shall discuss first the terms related to the concepts of a#39;meaninga#39;, a#39;speecha#39; and a#39;worda#39;, and a#39;text typesa#39;. Then we shall analyze theanbsp;...

Title:Arabic Grammar and Qurʼānic Exegesis in Early Islam
Author:C. H. M. Versteegh
Publisher:BRILL - 1993


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