Course Name: Classical Arabic Linguistics: Mullah Jāmīʿs al-Fawā’id al-Ḍiyā’iyyah
Prerequisites: ARAB 102 and ARAB201 or the instructor’s approval
Course Requirements: There will be a midterm and a final exam.
al-Fawā’id al-Ḍiyā’iyyah of Nūr al-Dīn ‘Abd al-Raḥmān al-Jāmī (d. 898/1492) has been considered the best commentary of al-Kāfiyah, Ibn al-Ḥājib’s (d. 646/1249) influential compendium of Arabic syntax. In traditional madrasas it is usually taught as the final work of Arabic syntax and is distinguished by Jāmī’s systematic integration of ‘ilm al-waḍ’ (Arabic semantics) into Arabic syntax. The course begins with a study of an independent treatise in ‘ilm al-waḍ’ to facilitate understanding Jāmī’s sophisticated approach.
Classical Arabic Linguistics: Mullah Jāmīʿs al-Fawā’id al-Ḍiyā’iyyah