A Summary Explanation of the Pronouncements of the Scholars and Theologians


Timbuktu, founded around 1100 as a commercial center for trade across the Sahara Desert, was also an important seat of Islamic learning from the 14th century onward. The libraries of Timbuktu contain many important manuscripts, in different styles of Arabic scripts, which were written and copied by Timbuktu’s scribes and scholars. These works constitute the city’s most famous and long-lasting contribution to Islamic and world civilization. In this work, the author examines theologians' and scholars' approaches to various issues in Islamic law and society and offers an explanation of the pronouncements of these learned individuals.

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المبين فى مختصر معانى الألفاظ المتداولة بين الحكماء والمتكلمين

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1 manuscript, 14 pages


  • Alternate title: Philosophical Exchange

Last updated: September 29, 2014