Dahma bint Yahya

Dahma bint Yahya (died 1434 / 837 A.H.) was a Yemeni scholar and poet, "well-versed in syntax, Law, metaphysics, astronomy, astrology and chemistry".[1]

Dahma bint Yahya
NationalityYemini
GenrePoetry

BiographyEdit

She was the daughter of the scholar Yaḥyā Ibn al-Murtaḍā and the sister of Imam Al-Mahdī Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyā. After studying under her brother, she became a writer herself. She also taught at schools in Thulā. She died in 837 A.H.[2]

WorksEdit

  • Sharh al-Azhar, 4 vols.
  • Sharh al-Manzuma
  • al-Kufi
  • Sharh Mukhtasar al-Muntaha

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Muḥammad Isḥāq Mā'il K̲h̲airābādī; Māʾil Ḵẖairābādī (1982). Status of Women in Islamic Society. Maktaba Hijab. p. 143.
  2. ^ A Critical Edition of Al-Hasir li Fawa'id al-Muqaddima li Tahir, p.85-6.