Al-Sharif al-Jurjani

Ali ibn Mohammed al-Jurjani (1339–1414)[3] (Persian علی بن محمد جرجانی) was a Persian[4] encyclopedic writer[3] and traditionalist theologian. He was born near Astarabad and became a professor in Shiraz.[3] When this city was plundered by Timur in 1387, he moved to Samarkand, but returned to Shiraz in 1405, and remained there until his death.[3]

Al-Sharif al-Jurjani
Born1339 CE
Died1414 CE
EraOttoman era
Main interest(s)Kalam (Islamic theology), Mantiq (logic), Falkiat
Muslim leader

The author of more than fifty books,[5] of his thirty-one extant works, many being commentaries on other works, one of the best known is the Taʿrīfāt (تعريفات "Definitions"), which was edited by G Flügel (Leipzig, 1845), published also in Constantinople (1837), Cairo (1866, etc.), and St Petersburg (1897).[3]

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  1. ^ Gündüz, Sinasi, Sinasi Gunduz, and Cafer S. Yaran, eds. Change and Essence: dialectical relations between change and continuity in the Turkish intellectual tradition. Vol. 18. CRVP, 2005.
  2. ^ Ragep, F. Jamil, and Alī al-Qūshjī. "Freeing Astronomy from Philosophy: An Aspect of Islamic Influence on Science." Osiris 16 (2001): 49-71.
  3. ^ a b c d e Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Jurjānī" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 15 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 587.
  4. ^ Donzel, E. J. van (1 January 1994). Islamic Desk Reference. BRILL. p. 192. ISBN 90-04-09738-4. al-Jurjani, Ali* b. Muhammad (al-Sayyid al-Sharif): Persian grammarian, philosopher and linguist; 1339-1413.
  5. ^ Kifayat Ullah, Al-Kashshaf: Al-Zamakhshari's Mu'tazilite Exegesis of the Qur'an, Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG (2017), p. 40

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