Al-Sharif al-Jurjani

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Ali ibn Mohammed al-Jurjani (1339–1414)[1] (Persian علی بن محمد جرجانی) was a Persian[2] encyclopedic writer[1] and traditionalist theologian. He was born near Astarabad and became a professor in Shiraz.[1] When this city was plundered by Timur in 1387, he moved to Samarkand, but returned to Shiraz in 1405, and remained there until his death.[1]

The author of more than fifty books,[3] of his thirty-one extant works, many being commentaries on other works, one of the best known is the Taʿrīfāt (تعريفات "Definitions"), which was edited by G Flügel (Leipzig, 1845), published also in Constantinople (1837), Cairo (1866, etc.), and St Petersburg (1897).[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Jurjānī" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 15 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 587.
  2. ^ Donzel, E. J. van (1 January 1994). Islamic Desk Reference. BRILL. p. 192. ISBN 90-04-09738-4. al-Jurjani, Ali* b. Muhammad (al-Sayyid al-Sharif): Persian grammarian, philosopher and linguist; 1339-1413.
  3. ^ Kifayat Ullah, Al-Kashshaf: Al-Zamakhshari's Mu'tazilite Exegesis of the Qur'an, Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG (2017), p. 40

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