AL-JAHIZ (781 – 869): “The First Islamic Zoologist”



Name : Abu Uthman Amr ibn Bahr al-Kinani al-Fuqaimi al-Basri
Title : Al-Jahiz (The Googled-eye)
Birth : 781/165 AH in Basra, Iraq
Death : 869/255 AH in Basra, Iraq
Era: Abbasid Caliphate era
Region : West Asia
School : Arabic literature, Islamic science, Mu’tazili
Main interests : Biology, grammar, history, lexicography, literature, poetry, psychology, rhetoric, theology, zoology
Work : Kitab al-Hayawan (Book of Animals), Kitab al-Bukhala (Book of Misers or Avarice & the Avaricious); Kitab al-Bayan wa al-Tabyin (The Book of eloquence and exposition); Kitab Moufakharat al Jawari wal Ghilman (The book of dithyramb of concubines and ephebes); Risalat mufakharat al-sudan ‘ala al-bidan (Superiority Of The Blacks To The Whites). — Wikipedia; islamonline

Islamia/The Brunei Times
4 June 2010


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