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The theory, practice and administration of waqf with special reference to the Malayan state of Kedah
(University of St Andrews, 1971) - Thesis
Jews in Yemen in 17th-19th century according to Hebrew sources with comparison with Arabi Yamani sources
(University of St Andrews, 1970) - Thesis
Shāfiʻī and the interpretation of the role of the Qurʾān and the Ḥadīth
(University of St Andrews, 1976) - Thesis
This thesis deals with Shafi’i's theories on the role in usul al-fiqh of the Qur’an and the hadith. By detailed reference to Shifi’i’s writings, it becomes clear that his chief concern was with the role of the sunna ...
The application of semantics to the translation of pre-Islamic poetry: with special reference to the 'Mu'allaqa' of Imru al-Qays
(University of St Andrews, 1984) - Thesis
This thesis, to the best of our knowledge, is the first attempt to apply semantics to the translation of pre-Islamic poetry. But this is a thorny path. This poetry is some of the most ambiguous, confusing, disorganized ...
The principles of abrogation : with special reference to the 'Usūl' of al-Jassās
(University of St Andrews, 1987) - Thesis
I have prepared a critical edition of the portion on a1-Nasikh wa-l mansukh from Usul al-Jassas (Usul al-figh), by Abu Bakr Ahmad b. 'Ali a1-Razi a1-jassas (d. 370 A. H. ). The manuscript, used in this edition, is ...
A critical edition of Kitab Raf' shan al-hubshan by Jalal al-din al-Suyuti
(1983) - Thesis
The edition is based on nine manuscripts. The work deals with the virtues of noble Abyssinians and is based on the earlier work by ibn al-Jawzi which it partly extends. The Arabic writings on the black races are ...
A critical edition of the linguistic dictionary Tahḏīb Al-Khawāṣ Min Durrat Al-Ghawwāṣ a critical edition by Ibn Manẓūr, 711/1311
(University of St Andrews, 1979) - Thesis
After studying this linguistic dictionary in manuscript: Al-Tahḏīb by Ibn Manẓūr, I realised the importance of studying and editing the manuscript. This research on Tahḏīb and the development of lexical studies and linguistics ...
The philological treatment of Qu'rān similes in the works of the philologists, exegetes, literary and rhetorical theorists
(University of St Andrews, 1985-07) - Thesis
This thesis deals mainly with the philological aspects of the similes of the Qur'ān. It also deals with other aspects of Arabic science such as rhetoric, syntax and variant readings of some words in the verses containing ...
Shams al-dim al-Sakhawi as a historian of the 9th/15th century : with an edition of that section of his chronicles (Wajiz al-kalam) covering the period 800-849 / 1397-1445
(1972) - Thesis
Although a prolific writer of history, Sakhawi is, primarily, a traditionist. As such, accuracy both in utterance and writing would, by the very nature of his training, be his first objective. Modern writers appear ...