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Ibn Mālik, Abū ʻAbd Allāh Djamāl Al-Dīn Muhammad (Arabic: ابو عبدالله جمال الدين محمد بن عبدالله بن محمد بن عبدالله بن مالك الطائي الجياني النحوي‎) (c. 600 AH – 672 AH / c. 1204 – 21 February 1274) was an Arab grammarian born in Jaén. After leaving al-Andalus for the Near East, and taught Arabic language and literature in Aleppo and Hamāt, before eventually settled in Damascus, where he began the most productive period of his life. He was a senior master at the Adiliyya Madrasa. His reputation in Arabic literature was cemented by his al-Khulāsa al-alfiyya (known also as simply Alfiya), a versification of Arabic grammar, for which at least 43 commentaries have been written.

Ibn Malik
Native name
ابن مالك
Born1204 [1]
Died21 February 1274 (aged 70) [2]
Resting placeDamascus, Syria
OccupationArab grammarian
EraAbbasid Caliphate

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Encyclopedia of Islam, Vol I. p. 681, Edition Lahore, 1964
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of Islam, Vol I. p. 681, Edition Lahore, 1964

Fleisch, H. Ibn Mālik in The Encyclopaedia of Islam, 2nd Edition. CD-ROM Edition v 1.0. (Leiden: Brill, 1999).

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