Ibn al-Anbari

Arab philologist and grammarian

Abū Bakr Muḥammad ibn al-Qāsim ibn Muḥammad ibn Bashār al-Anbārī (885–940 AD), also known simply as Ibn al-Anbari (Arabic: ابن الأنباري), was a well known Arab philologist and grammarian of the Abbasid Caliphate.

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  • A Muslim is a person who has dedicated his worship exclusively to God, for just as we say in Arabic that something is ‘salima’ to a person, meaning that it became solely his own, so in the same way ‘Islām’ means making one's religion and faith God's alone.
    • In Al-Fakhr al-Rāzī's Commentary on the Qur'an, I, p. 432, Cairo, 1318/1900. As quoted in Abdel Haleem Mahmud, The Creed of Islam (1978), p. 13.

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