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Title: A critical edition of Kitab Al-Mihan by (Abu al-Arab) Muhammed b. Ahmad al-Tamimi (d.333/944)
Author: Al-Ageili, O. S.
Awarding Body: University of Exeter
Current Institution: University of Exeter
Date of Award: 1981
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This thesis is a critical edition of Kitib al-Mihan of Abü al- `Arab Muhammad b. Ahmad b. TamIm al-Tamimi (d. 333/944). It is in two parts. The first part contains an introduction in which information about the author's life, education, teachers and students is presented. This information shows that Abu al- `Arab al-Tamimi was a highly respectable personality in al-Qayrawän, a man of knowledge in Mislim Law and history as well as an adherent to the Mal4kite madhhab. In this part there is also a discussion about this book in manuscript form and sources mentioning it. This book deals mainly with the Muaiim martyrolgy and necrology and is the only surviving account of its kind in Islamic History. It consists of five parts. The first part records some Prophetic traditions and reports emphasising the virtues of perseverance in times of suffering. This applied especially to the Prophets and faithful Muslims, who might be particularly vulnerable to strife and disunity. The second part is the most important and useful one. Its importance lies in the author's attempt to trace the reasons which caused the battle of al-Harra and in his attempt to give an almost complete account about those who had been killed in that battle. The rest of the book, i. e. parts three, four and five, is devoted mainly to men who were flogged, imprisoned, poisoned, crucified or faced the inquisition, ar n, by the rulers themselves or by their representatives in different parts of the ) lim World at that time. Abu al- `Arab reported about different personalities from the early stages of the Islamic history until the author's life time. Finally,footnotes for this introduction are given. The second part comprises the Arabic text of Kitäb al-Mikan, followed by the footnotes relevant to it.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Literature