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Translation of «Sharaf un-Nabi» by Najmuddin Rovandi


Hamroboyev Nasimjohn Abdullojohnovich


The article dwells on the problem dealing with a rise of life description and biography compositions on the example of the book «Sharaf an-Nabi» by Abusa`d Khargush-i Nishopuri which was translated from Arabic into Persian by Najmuddin Rovandi. The book consisted of a multitude of information concerned with history and the following sciences: kalom, ethics, hadis studies, religion studies, events referring to the first century of Islam existence, proofs and evidences about Muhammad`s prophecy mission. Najmuddin Rovandi chose the style of sense translation, therefore his book concedes to Arabic original in volume.

Translation of the book «Sharaf an-Nabi» as a historical and biographic source acquired an unprecedented popularity in the Islamic world. Abundant usage of kiss and tales, parables and edifications impart great artistic and literary values to the book.


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Publication date

Thursday, 30 June 2016