Wüstenfeld, Ferdinand. Über das Leben und die Schriften des Scheich Abu Zakarija Jahja el-Nawawi. Nach handschriftlichen Quellen.

Göttingen, Dieterich Buchhandlung, 1849.

8vo. (4), 78 pp. Modern calf.


First edition.

The Syrian-born Abu Zakaria Mohiuddin Yahya Ibn Sharaf al-Nawawi (1233-77), popularly known as an-Nawawi, was a Sunni Muslim author on Fiqh and hadith; his position on legal matters is considered the authoritative one in the Shafi'i Madhhab. H. F. Wüstenfeld (1808-99), known as a literary historian of Arabic literature, studied theology and oriental languages at Göttingen and Berlin. He taught at Göttingen, becoming a professor there (1842-90). He published many important Arabic texts and valuable works on Arabic history.

From the library of the French scholar Henri Pérès (1890-1983); additional ownerships to title and flyleaf. Some foxing.

GAL I, p. 496. Zenker II, 741.

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