By Bakir S. Mohammad


A prominent scholar who, wherever he rode, 300 of his students – who were jurists – accompanied him on foot, Al-Rāzī was known for mastering Qur’anic exegesis[tafsīr], principles of Islamic jurisprudence [uṣūl al-fiqh] and scholastic theology [kalām]. This paper sheds light on al-Rāzī’s discussion on the origins of speech, languages and terminologies is highly relevant to field of linguistics & literary studies, as the author attempts to explore the nature of speech and in which manner words, sentences and phrases have been established.

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