Abu Al-Aswad Al-Du’ali (605-688 A.D.)

A scholar of the generation that followed the Companions of the Prophet.  He was appointed governor of Basra by the Caliph Ali bin Abi Talib. Abu Al-Aswad was a great poet and scholar of Arabic.  He initiated the rules of Arabic grammar.  He was an outstanding jurist and professional preacher.

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