'Ilm Al-Wad': an Introductory Account of a Later Muslim Philological Science 1

  title={'Ilm Al-Wad': an Introductory Account of a Later Muslim Philological Science 1},
  author={Bernard G. Weiss},
  • B. Weiss
  • Published 1987
  • Education, Philosophy
  • Arabica
Of the traditional Muslim philological sciences (al-'ulz7m al-lughawiya), one which has received virtually no attention in the West is 'ilm al-wad'. This neglect may perhaps be due to the relatively late emergence of this science, as compared to the other Muslim philological sciences, which gives it the appearance of being an appendage to the Muslim scholarly tradition, an afterthought, as it were, of the medieval Muslim intellect. Another possible reason for this neglect may be that from the… 

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