Ibn Malik

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Ibn Malik
ابن مالك
Born 1204 [1]
Jaén, Spain, Al-Andalus now Andalusia, Spain
Died 21 February 1274 (aged 70) [2]
Damascus, Syria
Resting place Damascus, Syria
Ethnicity Al-Andalusi
Era Abbasid Caliphate
Occupation Arab grammarian
Religion Islam
Main interest(s) Arabic Literature

Ibn Mālik, Abū ʻAbd Allāh Djamāl Al-Dīn Muhammad (Arabic: ابو عبدالله جمال الدين محمد بن عبدالله بن محمد بن عبدالله بن مالك الطائي الجياني النحوي ‎‎) (c. 600 AH – 672 AH / c. 1204 – 21 February 1274) was an Arab grammarian born in Jaén. After leaving al-Andalus for the Near East, he became a Shāfi‘ī, and taught Arabic language and literature in Aleppo and Hamāt, before eventually settled in Damascus, where he began the most productive period of his life. He was a senior master at the Adiliyya Madrasa. His reputation in Arabic literature was cemented by his al-Khulāsa al-alfiyya (known also as simply Alfiya), a versification of Arabic grammar, for which at least 43 commentaries have been written.

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  1. ^ Encyclopedia of Islam, Vol I. p. 681, Edition Lahore, 1964
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of Islam, Vol I. p. 681, Edition Lahore, 1964

Fleisch, H. Ibn Mālik in The Encyclopaedia of Islam, 2nd Edition. CD-ROM Edition v 1.0. (Leiden: Brill, 1999).

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