زين الدين العراقي وألفيّاته (دراسة تمهيدية)
Zain-ud-Din Al-Iraqi and his Alfiyyat An Introductory Study
Keywords:Zain-ud-Din Al-Iraqi, educational poetry, Alfiyyat, At-Tabsira Wet-Tazkira, Ad-Durar As-Saniyah Fis-Siyar Az-Zakiyah
The educational poetry in Arabic aims at teaching of beliefs and ethics as well as their reformation and embellishment. It also aims to provide ease in learning and memorizing facts and technical terms. Keeping these aims in view, many renowned and acclaimed scholars have composed ALFIYYAT (Poems).One of them is Zain-ud-Din al-Iraqi (725-806H),a great genius who had mastery in HADITH, SEERAH, Islamic Jurisprudence of his era, as well as a unique style of didactic poetry. He also wrote several books in prose that have rendered great service in expounding the knowledge of Islamic Shariah.
The present article entitled as “Zain-ud-Din Al-Iraqi and His Alfiyyat: An Introductory study” deals with his four Alfiyyat. It comprises of four parts: the first one is a short preface, the second is an introduction to the writer, and the third is an introduction to his poems and fourth is the results & findings.