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Title: Al-Tibyān Fīmā Yaḥil Wa-Yaḥrum Min Al-Ḥaywān of Ibn Al-'Imād al-'Aqfahsī
Author: Al-Robie, Muhammad Ibrahim
ISNI:       0000 0004 2676 6637
Awarding Body: University of Wales, Lampeter
Current Institution: University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Date of Award: 1996
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This thesis, which is an analytical study and annotation of the book entitled Al-Tibyan fima Yahill wa-Yahrum min al-Haywan by Ibn al-'Imad al-Aqfahsi, is divided into two parts. The first part contains a study of the book and its author, while the second part contains the Arabic edition of the book. They are divided into two volumes. The first volume consists of an introduction, four chapters and two appendices. The introduction of the thesis highlights the reasons for the selection of this particular research. indicating that this kind of research has not been undertaken before, as far as the researcher knows. Moreover, the importance of this research for Muslims is highlighted since it gives the relevant injunctions on various kinds of meat that they can eat. The research offers a summary of what some Muslim scholars have written on the science of zoology as they understand it. It also examines the masons for their writing on the subject and the main features of their treatises and studies. Following that, the researcher tries to ascertain the correct name of the book Al-Tibyan and the authenticity of its reference to the author. It is ascertained that the actual name of the book is Al- Tibyan fima Yahill wa-Yahrum min al-Haywan. Then the date for the composition of the book is discussed. The methodology of this edition follows. In the second chapter the researcher studies the author, trying to ascertain his name, date of birth, upbringing, attributes and ethics. The views of other people on the author and his writings are also presented. The third chapter deals with the political, social, and intellectual ethos. The fourth chapter comprises a study of the biographies of people mentioned in the manuscript. Them are two appendices at the end of the thesis: the first is a glossary of ambiguous words used in the manuscript and the second is a verification of the places mentioned in the manuscript and study. In order to facilitate the reader for cross reference to the Arabic manuscript, the researcher has indicated the relevant page/ line number, where necessary, (e.g. 000/00) in chapters four and appendice only. Finally the bibliography and indexes conclude the thesis.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc.