Title: Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad

Abu ‘Abd ar-Raḥmān al-Khalīl ibn Aḥmad ibn ‘Amr ibn Tammām al-Farāhīdī al-Azdī al-Yaḥmadī (Arab: أبو عبدالرحمن الخليل بن أحمد الفراهيدي‎; 718 – 786 CE), more commonly known as Al-Farahidi or simply Al-Khalīl, was one of the earliest Arab lexicographers and philologists. His best known contributions are Kitab al-‘Ayn (Arabic: كتاب العين‎) regarded as the first dictionary of the Arabic language, the current standard for Harakat (vowel marks in Arabic script), and the invention al-‘arud (the study of Arabic prosody), musicology and metre. His study also formed the basis for prosody in the Persian, Turkish and Urdu languages as well. Al-Farahidi was considered the “shining star” of the Basran school of Arabic grammar and a legitimate polymath who was not only a scholar but a genuine man of original ideas.

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Name(s):
      Abu ‘Abd ar-Raḥmān al-Khalīl ibn Aḥmad ibn ‘Amr ibn Tammām al-Farāhīdī al-Azdī al-Yaḥmadī
Occupation:
      Genius of Arabic Language (ʻAbqarī al-lughah)
Birth:
      718 AD, Oman
Death:
      791 AD, Basra, Iraq
Era:
      Islamic Golden Age
Books:
      Kitab al-‘Ayn, Kitab Alarod, Kitab Ma’aani Alhuruf, Kitab al-Mu’amma
EMain interests:
      Lexicography, Philology


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