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Al-Raghib al-Isfahani

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Abul-Qasim al-Hussein bin Mufaddal bin Muhammad, better known as Raghib [Raaghib] Isfahani (ابوالقاسم حسین ابن محمّد الراغب الاصفهانی), was an eleventh-century Muslim scholar of Qur'anic exegesis and the Arabic language. Biography Al-Raghib Al-Isfahani - was born in Isfahan as his name suggests, though his exact date of birth is not known. He died in the Hijri year 502, corresponding to 1108 on the Gregorian calendar. Al-Isfahani's theological stance seems to have been close to that of the Ash'ari school. In one of his works entitled al-I'tiqadat, Al-Isfahani attacks both the Mu'tazila and the Shi'a showing that questions about his adherence to either of these positions is groundless. Al-Isfahani was opposed to the emanationism of the Brethren of Purity, preferring creationism instead. The concept of justice, according to al-Isfahani's definition, is "equal retaliation" for wrongdoing. Works His work covered topics ranging from ethics to linguisti
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