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al-Zamakhsharī

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Author(s): Kifayat Ullah
Abū l-Qāsim Maḥmūd b. ʿUmar b. Muḥammad b. ʿUmar al-Zamakhsharī Jār Allāh (467-538/1075-1144) was one of the last famous and original Ḥanafī Muʿtazilī scholars, and he made significant contributions in the fields of Arabic linguistics, theology, and Qurʾānic exegesis. He was born on 27 Rajab 467/18 March 1075 in Zamakhshar, a small town in Khwārazm (modern Khiva, Uzbekistan), from which his nisba al-Zamakhsharī is derived. He died on 8 Dhū l-Ḥijja 538/12 June 1144 in Jurjāniyya, the capital of Khurāsān.Al-Zamakhsharī was lame (aʿraj) due to one of his feet having been amputa…
Date: 2017-01-04