Friday, 20 January 2012 11:00

Murtaḍā al-Zabīdī

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Murtada al ZabidiMurtaḍā al-Zabīdī was born in 1145 H /1732 CE in Belgaon, India, in Karnataka near Goa, and died in 1205/1790. As a young man he migrated to Yemen, to the city of Zabīd along the coastal road to al-Hudaydah, but lived most of his life in Cairo. He was a Naqshbandī Sufi who followed the Ḥanafī legal school, and knew Arabic, Turkish and Persian. His most outstanding work is the Arabic dictionary Tāj al-Arūs /The Bride’s Crown.......... [click here to download the full article in pdf]