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Title: Al-Lārī's commentary to the Arba'īn An-Nawawī : a critical edition with introduction
Author: Khalid Alavi, Muḥammad Siddique
ISNI:       0000 0001 3598 0465
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1980
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The genre of Islamic devotional literature known as the Arba'in is one of the major vehicles for the dissemination of knowledge of the traditions of the Prophet among the Muslim community. After the first four centuries of Islam, when the major collections and classifications had been completed, the efforts of the scholars were directed to the compilation of such anthologies and to the work of commentary. This thesis presents a critical edition of the Arabic commentary of al-Lárì (d. 979/1571) on the Arba'in of an- Nawawi (d. 676/1277). This Arba'In is universally held to be the best of its genre, and the commentary which forms the present edition was to achieve the greatest popularity among the students of the Arba'in an-Nawa l. As an introduction to the edition there is given an account of the lives of al-Lá.rì and an-Nawawi together with a list of all other known works by them and a critical appraisal of their total contribution to scholarship. This thesis offers a brief survey of all Arba'ins written up to the time of an-Nawawì and the commentaries thereon, written up to the time of al-Lárì. The text is based on six MSS and variant readings are given, corrections being made on the bases of these readings and by reference to the sources of the commentary. Notes and indices follow the text in the appendices.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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