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Raḍī al-Dī Ibn ṭāwūs (d. 664/1266 in Bagdad) was once a tremendous determine within the background of Shī'ī idea. He released works on matters starting from culture (ḥadīth) and polemics to historical past and astrology. Ibn ṭāwūs used to be an avid bibliophile, and his numerous writings comprise remarkably targeted information regarding the books that he owned or learn. Kohlberg's publication is split into major elements. the 1st surveys the existence, operating tools and literary output of Ibn ṭāwūs and gives a longer research of his library. the second one half is an annotated checklist of the entire works (some 660 in quantity) brought up via Ibn ṭāwūs in his on hand writings. a couple of 3rd of those works (both Sunnī and Shī'ī) will not be extant, or even the life of a few of them has hitherto no longer been identified. The works conceal quite a lot of topics, together with Qur'ānic exegesis, culture, heritage, theology, astronomy and family tree, and offers a close photograph of the highbrow global of a medieval Muslim pupil. Prof. Kohlberg is a number one authority on Shī'ism, and his monograph is an strange and significant contribution either to the historical past of Islam and to the background of Arabic literature and technology.

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912, no. 10. This work is also known under other titles, including K. faraj al-mahmum fi ta'rfkh Culamii' al-nujum. arram 650/2 Apr. 1252 (see N 260). There is some difficulty with this date, since in N 147 ( = N* fol 98b) IT refers to his move to Baghdad in 652/1254-5. arnmad Ri<;la al-Shablbl (Mu'arrikh al-Clriiq Ibn al-Fuwatz, II/I, p. 236) to cast doubt on the date mentioned at the end of the Nujum and to suggest that it was written around the time of the fall of Baghdad. While this suggestion is not impossible, there are two points which render it implausible: first, IT is known to have lived in Karbala' in 650/1252-3, and it is difficult to assume that both date and place as they appear in N 260 are wrong.

3): al-Ikhtiyarat min kitab AM cAmr alZahid al-Mutarriz (similarly Dh I). IncAmilI, Amal, II, p. 206 it appears as kitab ikhtartuhu min kitab AM cAmr al-Zahid. This was probably an abridgement of the K. al-manaqib of Abu cUmar (or CAmr) al-Zahid Ghulam Tha clab (d. ca. 345/956-957) (see List under this title; cf. GAS, VIII, p. 158). 3. * ai-Anwar al-bahira /f ntil}ar ai-Citra al-tahira Dh II 418 no. 1656 MF 93/104, T$ 531, Y 5-8/122-125, 207/525 This work (for which see the editors' introduction to y2, 38-42) dealt with subjects similar to those of the Yaqfn; for this reason, IT incorporated its khutba in his introduction to the Yaqfn (Y 6-8/123-125).

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. Riyii¢, I, p. r Mulfammad al-Musawland $afi aI-DIn Mulfammad b.

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