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Title:The study of Arabic grammar in Ethiopia: the case of two contemporary Muslim learned men
Author:Gori, AlessandroISNI
Year:2008
Periodical:Aethiopica: International Journal of Ethiopian Studies
Volume:11
Pages:134-147
Language:English
Geographic term:Ethiopia
Subjects:Arabic language
Islamic education
textbooks
ulema
biographies (form)
Abstract:The article deals with the contribution of Sayh 'Abd al-B_asit b. Muhammad b. Hasan al-Min_as_i (1908-1993) and Sayh Muhammad Am_in b. 'Abdall_ah al-Ity_ub_i al-Harar_i al-Muhammad_i (1930- ), two contemporary Muslim Ethiopian scholars, to the study of Arabic grammar. The position of this subject in the curricula of traditional Islamic education in Ethiopia is briefly described from both a diachronic and a synchronic perspective. The biography of the two learned men is analysed with a special emphasis on the different phases of their training and on the literary outcomes of their activity. Finally, the main handbooks used in Islamic educational centres in Ethiopia are listed to indicate the frame in which the aspiring 'sayhs' (sheikhs) and their masters study and teach. App., bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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