The Diwan of Imam Shafi'i & Rules of Arabic Prose

The Diwan of Imam Shafi'i : New,
with a Treatise on the Rules of Arabic Poetry & Prose,
*[A4] Hardback - 250 pages,
Diwan by Imam as-Shafi'i [d.204h],
Compilation of Rules and Translation.
by Muawiyah ibn Abdussamad Ahmed,
**Published by Jamiyat al-ilm.


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The Diwan of Imam Shafi'i.  Imam Shafi'i, may Allah be pleased with him, is a world renowned scholar predominantly known for his jurisprudence and legal edicts. However the accolades of the great Imam are not restricted to matters of jurisprudence alone; rather, they extend to the many sciences of Islamic education and even the Arabic language.

Imam Shafi'i, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi, has authored a great number of works in many sciences that eventually became the gold standard and the foundation for more codified works to come in that field. From amongst these major works is his famous compilation of poetry. It is worth noting that some of the poems in the collection have been questioned in terms of authentcity and attribution to Imam Shafi'i, may Allah be pleased with him.


The compilation includes the Arabic poetry of Imam Shafi'i, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi, with explanatory translation in English. A very simple and easy style of translation has been adopted, allowing all to benefit from the valuable advice and lessons captured by Imam Shafi'i, rahmatullahi ta'ala 'alayhi, within his poetry.


It should hopefully serve beneficial for students of Arabic along with those that are unable to read or understand Arabic. Furthermore, there is a vocabulary list of the difficult words in footnotes allowing students to benefit further. Also, a treatise of Arabic poetry rules in English has been added to the beginning of the compilation for further benefit.



About Imam Shafi'i :
Abu Abdullah Muhammad bin Idris  al-Shaf'i'i was descended from the Hashimi family of the Quaraysh tribe to which the Noble Prophet Muhammad, May Allah bless him and grant him peace, belonged.

He was born in Gaza, Palestine, and was raised in Makkah, his parents' home town. He memorized the holy Qur'an while he was still a young child. When he reached fifteen, his knowledge was so thorough, Muslim Ibn Khalid Al-Zinji, the Mufti of Makkah, told him: 'O Abu Abdullah, give fatawa (religious rulings), for by Allah it is time for you to do so!

Imam al-Shafi'i, Arabic jurist (150 AH/767 CE - 204 AH/820 CE). He was active in juridical matters and his teaching eventually led to the school of fiqh named after him. He was a man of vast knowledge and authority. Scholars gave him the honorific title 'Father of Usul Al-Fiqh" (The Patriarch of the Foundation of Islamic Jurisprudence). Imam Shafiee died in the Year 204 A.H./ 820 C.E. and  was laid to rest in Egypt.






More Dars e Nizami (Islamic Studies) books.
More Arabic Books.


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