This is an insightful resource on an important subject of Arabic Grammar; the characteristics of the Arabic etymological chapters. The book reveals the intricate patterns inherent in lexical meanings of Arabic verbs and explores the etymological chapters by identifying the characteristics of each chapter with coherent examples. It is the first authentic work in English that delves into this area of Arabic Etymology and is based on the works of reliable grammarians and lexicographers.
This text compliments the well acclaimed and widely taught books on Arabic Etymology and Arabic Syntax, Imdad al-Ṣarf and Imdad al-Nahw respectively, which were written by the Founder of Jamia Al-Karam, Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada.
Ḍiyaʾ al-Khawaṣs contains an Arabic text (matn) which lists the characteristics of all the chapters with examples from authentic Arabic lexicons as well as other reliable works of Arabic Language. The matn is followed by an English commentary that thoroughly explains the text.
“I have read the Arabic text and the English commentary of this book. Although Diyaʾ al-Khawass is the author’s first written work; however, reading through its lucid text supported by exceptional research as well as simple and straightforward examples, it feels as though an experienced author and teacher has composed this important linguistic work. This is a very comprehensive and concise book covering the topic of the characteristics of the etymological chapters.”
– Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada
Founder and Principal, Jamia Al-Karam, Retford, UK