ARABIC-THE SOLITARY TRADITIONS OF IBNE ‘ASĀKIR IN THE PROPHETIC STORY OF MUSA

تفردات ابن عساكر في قصة موسى عليه السلام

  • Sadia Gul Ahmed  Research Scholar, Department of Interpretation and Quran Sciences, Faculty of Fundamentals of Religion, International Islamic University-Islamabad
  • Sami Ul Haq Professor, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan.
Keywords: Ibne ‘Asākir, tafarrudāt, history of Damascus, stories of Moses and Pharaoh, Medieval Islamic History, Middle Eastern History

Abstract

Ibne ‘Asākir was not only a renowned historian of twelveth century’s Damascus but he enormously contributed in the Qur'anic exegesis aswell. While describing the prophetic stories, he reflected profoundly on Qur'anic exegesis and enriched it. In addition to the commentaries on lives and ages of different prophets, he came up with some unique traditions (tafarrudāt) which are not mentioned by other scholars of that time. The present study aims to highlight the solitary opinions mentioned in the story of Prophet Musa beginning with a brief biographical account of Ibne ‘Asākir , his birthplace, early upbringing and education. This study is based on a methodological analysis of his momentous work Tārīkh Madīnatu Dimashq focusing on the story of Musa and subsequently evaluating the solitary traditions. These traditions add volume to the treatise on a historical account hence their value is worth a thorough reasearch to expound many new horizons in the field of study, thus this works caters a very significant need as it incoroprates not only a wide range of traditions but also draws upon their scholarly analysis. 

Published
2018-09-17
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