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    راغب اصفهانی‎

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    AH 502 (1108/1109)
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    Abbasid Caliphate scholar
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    Abul-Qasim al-Hussein bin Mufaddal bin Muhammad, better known as Raghib Isfahani (Persian: ابوالقاسم حسین ابن محمّد الراغب الاصفهانی ‎), was an eleventh century Muslim scholar of Qur''anic exegesis and the Arabic language.

    • 1 Biography
    • 2 Works
    • 3 See also
    • 4 References
    • 5 Bibliography


    Al-Raghib Al-Isfahani - meaning "the Isfahanian monk" - was born in Isfahan as his name suggests, though his exact date of birth is not known.

    He died in the Hijri year 502, corresponding to 1108 on the Gregorian calendar.

    The majority of historians regarded al-Isfahani as a member of the Mutazila sect, with the exception of Al-Suyuti who held the view that al-Isfahani was a Sunni Muslim.

    Al-Isfahani was opposed to the emanationism of the Brethren of Purity, preferring creationism instead. The concept of justice, according to al-Isfahani''s definition, is "equal retaliation" for wrongdoing.


    His work covered topics ranging from ethics to linguistics to Muslim philosophy. One of his most famous works was Al-Mufradat fi Gharib al-Quran.

    As a man of letters, al-Isfahani was also well-versed in Arabic literature. His literary anthology, which was carefully organized by topic, carried much weight and respect in intellectual circles. He was also noted as an early Muslim writer on the topic of blending religious and philosophical ethics.

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