FIHRIST IBN NADIM PDF

FIHRIST IBN NADIM PDF

A very important source for the history of Arabic and Arabic literature. It also contains a great deal of information about Syriac and Syriac. bibliography of its time, the Fihrist al-Ulum–“The Index (or catalog) of the Sciences. full name, Abu al-Faraj Muhammad ibn Abi Ya’qub Ishaq al-Nadim. The Fihrist of al-Nadīm. A Tenth-century survey of Muslim culture. Bayard Dodge Mālik ibn Anas — 2. Abū Ḥanīfah — 3. Al-Shāfi’ī — 4. Dā’ūd ibn ‘Alī — 5.

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This fihrlst due less to the difficulty of correctly preserving personal names and historical events than to the fact that there was no canonical account of the life of the prophet.

Kitâb Al-Fihrist

Bayard Dodge [n 2] [18]. The account in the Fehrest is the most extensive, varied, and reliable non-Manichean description of Mani and his teachings, and it is of the highest value for research on Manicheism even after the discovery of numerous Manichean original sources.

A few pages later p. Presentation of the teachings. The Author and His Work. But the possibility cannot be excluded that they are translations from the Aramaic.

Al-Fihrist evidences Al-Nadim’s voracious thirst and curiosity for all forms of knowledge and learning, and captures a glimpse into an exciting sophisticated milieu of Baghdad’s intellectual elite. The first principle is apparent in the sequence of naadim five portions of the text: He probably visited the intellectual centers at Basra and Kufa in search of scholarly material.

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Ibn al-Nadim

It is a true record of civilisation providing much classical material transmitted through Muslim culture to the West world, it is a unique link between civilisations. The high reliability of the account can be demonstrated in several ways.

He mentions meeting someone in Dar al-Rum inabout the period of the book’s compilation. On the other hand, one can prove that he followed at least inn Arabic source extensively. Curiously he left out Mazdaism altogether, although his discussion of Old Iranian writings shows that he was familiar with Mazdakite sources.

The sources of other sections of the Fehrest cannot be identified with certainty.

This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat Polotsky and Schmidt, p. But, in fact, the two are to be separated thus correctly tr.

In the opening section he deals with the alphabets of 14 peoples and their manner of writing and also with the writing-pen, paper and its different varieties. The Fehrestintended to be a catalogue including all books, lecture notebooks, papers, etc.

Ibn al-Nadim – Wikipedia

Each discourse begins with a general introductory survey, as on the early stages of Arabic grammar ibid. An understanding of these four chronological principles helps to interpret the work and the ideas behind it.

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The Fihrist indexes authors, together with biographical details and literary criticism. The second version is the usual one.

Structure of the Manichean chapter. Some information about the sources of the Fehrest may be extracted from nadlm book itself. An Analytical InventoryWiesbaden, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Houtsma, ; Beirut, The first appears only here in the Manichean tradition. Could the author of the Fehrest have directly referred to these texts as sources for his presentation?

If you enter several tags, separate with commas. The first six of them are detailed bibliographies of books on Islamic subjects:. Untied to a single collection or library, al-Nadim freely selected whatever he fancied and catalogued a rich culture of his time. This reduction in the number of Manicheans in the capital of Islam almost to the point of disappearance enabled his account of them to become a work of scientific-historical dimensions.