Abū ʿAlī Muḥmmad b. al-Ḥasan b. al-Muẓaffar al-Ḥātimī (Arabic: أبو علي محمد بن الحسن بن المظفر الحاتمي) (died Baghdad 26 April 998 CE [27 Rabīʿ II 388 AH]) was an Arabic-language scholar.

WorksEdit

His key works of which substantial portions survive are:[1]

  • al-Risāla al-mūḍiḥa [fī dḥikr sariḳāt Abi ’l-Ṭayyib al-Mutanabbī wa-saḳiṭ s̲h̲iʿrih], D̲j̲abhat al-adab, Munāẓarat Abī Alī al-Ḥātimī li-Abi ’l-Ṭayyib, a tract in the form of a dialogue between Aristotle and the poet al-Mutanabbī, who is caricatured and whose poetry is criticised. (This was allegedly followed by a Risāla Ḥāūmiyya, now lost, reversing al-Ḥātimī's previous position to praise al-Mutanabbī.)
    • Fu'ād Afrām al-Bustānī (ed.), 'Ar-Risāla al-Ḥātimīya', Machriq, 29 (1931), 132-9, 196-204, 273-80, 348-55, 461-4, 623-32, 759-67, 854-9, 925-34 [also published as a single volume: Beirut: Imprimerie Catholique, 1931].
    • O. Rescher (ed. and trans.), 'Die Risālet El-Hātimijje', Islamica, 2 (1926), 439-73 (a facsimile edition with translation).
    • Yosef Tobi, 'The Hebrew Transcription of Risālat al-Hātimī: A Comparative Study Between Sayings Attributed to Aristotle and Poetic Verses Attributed to Mutanabbī (Cambridge, T.S. Arabic, 45.2)', in Between Hebrew and Arabic Poetry: Studies in Spanish Medieval Hebrew Poetry (Leiden: Brill, 2010), ISBN 978-90-04-18499-2. Includes transcription and translation.
  • Ḥilyat al-muḥāḍara ['the qualities of lecturing'].

Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ S. A. Bonebakker, 'al-Ḥātimī', in Encyclopaedia of Islam, ed. by P. Bearman and others, 2nd edn (Leiden: Brill, 1960-2007), doi:10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_8610.