University of Khartoum

Kitab Al-Ta 'Rifat of Al-Jurjani An Annotated English Translation and Evaluation Study

Kitab Al-Ta 'Rifat of Al-Jurjani An Annotated English Translation and Evaluation Study

Show full item record

Title: Kitab Al-Ta 'Rifat of Al-Jurjani An Annotated English Translation and Evaluation Study
Author: زايد, التجاني محمد الأمين
Abstract: This study offers an annotated English translation with critical evaluation to Kitdb al-Ta'rifcit of al-Jurjani. As proven in this thesis, the book that hasn't been rendered into English yet is a unique scholarly work and a turning point in the history of Islamic lexicography as it sealed the efforts of institutionalizing the scientific technical terms of the miscellaneous disciplines that we call 'Islamic thought'. The introductory chapter presents, analysis and evaluates the intellectual efforts of institutionalizing the Islamic scientific intellectual terms since the end of the first century AH up to the appearance of al-Ta 'rifat at the end of the 8th century AH. This section constructs a new -if not the first- approach in studying and evaluating the progress of Islamic intellectual terminology within its different processes and stages. As the researcher detected pioneers of each stage he rejected central view of some western historians on such stages by highlighting intensively on the emergence stage and pointing to the normality and up normality of the progression from stage to other. Counteraction and conformity between al-Ta 'rifrit and the pioneers of the mother books that constituted the technical terms of Muslims intellectualism is highlighted along this section. This chapter also presents relevant literature review and analytic account to the early concerns of the al-Ta 'rifo.1 manuscript in modern age. The sources on which al-JurjanI depended on have been traced, examined and selected out. The sources have been clearly detailed in each term and along the footnotes of the translated text. Chapter two offers the English translation of this book which the researcher endorsed by intensive explanatory annotation. Chapter three discusses the biography, the intellectual environment and the scholarly leadership of al-Jurjani. This chapter also evaluates the main themes of al-Ta 'rifat, it examines the contents of the book, which was divided into nine units. Each unit has been studied separately as well as with relation to each other. The genuine and weakness in each unit have been presented. The conunon ground between those nine units indicates that al-Ta 'riiit is an encyclopedia of nomenclature of Islamic thought. al-Jurjani's distinguished approach in which he employed the philosophers' schema in defending the Sunni traditional thesis is also indicated in this chapter. Such approach constituted the last phase in the last theological technical term, which the researcher called it "the stage of philosophical theology". Finally in chapter four the findings and conclusion of this thesis have been summarized where the main results are figured out and listed. ll
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/24969
Date: 2005-12


Files in this item

Files Size Format View

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

Share

Search DSpace


Browse

My Account