Da’irat Ma’arif al-qarn al-rabi’ ’ashar, al-’ishrin: Qamus ‘aam Moutawwal lil-Lughah al-’Arabia… TEN VOLUMES.

Wajdi, Muhammad Farid.

Book ID: 35125


8vo. Total 8400 pp., double column per page, some ink inscription on margins, spotting on first & last pages, scattered foxing, modern hard back binding, Matba’at Da’irat Ma’arif al-Qarn al-Ishrin, Cairo, second edition, 1923-1925.


Muhammad Farid Wajdi (1875-1954) was a prolific Egyptian author, whose writings aimed at integrating modern knowledge into the classical system of Islam. His Qur’anic commentary, al-Mushaf al-mufassar (The Koran Interpreted), aimed at providing a modern scientific exegesis of the Qur’an. From 1933-52 he was editor in chief of the official journal of Al-Azhar university. He engaged in many controversial debates pertaining to the emancipation of women and the authenticity of pre-Islamic poetry.
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