This book is al-Ājrūmīya (Arabic: الْآجُرُّومِيَّةِ) in full Al-Muqaddimah al-Ajurrumiyyah fi Mabadi’ Ilm al-Arabiyyah is a 13th-century book of Arabic grammar (نحو عربي naḥw ʿarabī). Written in verse for easy memorization, it formed the foundation of a beginner's education in Classical Arabic learning in Arab societies of the time and was one of the first books to be memorized after the Qur'an along with the Alfiya. It was written by the Moroccan Berber Abu 'Abd Allah Sidi Muhammad ibn Da'ud as-Sanhaji (aka "Ibn Ajarrum") (d. 1324). The "Ājrūmīya" is a well-known and useful compendium of Arabic Syntax. It is regarded by the Arabs themselves as a standard educational work.
ABOUT THIS COMMENTARY:
This commentary is one of the better studies commentaries of the Ajurrumiyyah in contemporary times. The Tuhfat al-Sanniyyah bi Sharh al-Muqadimat al-Ajrumiyyah is by far one of the best commentary of late. Written by Shaykh Muhammad Muhyidin 'Abd al-Majid, it has been well received among the most Madaris or educational institutes.
ABOUT THIS PRINT:
This print is extremely well edited and researched. It contains various charts and tables to visualise the breakdown of word syntax and grammar application. It is fully edited and laid out very professionally, deserving of contemporary class text book.
ABOUT IMAM AL-AJURUM:
He was Abu 'Abd Allah Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Dawud As-Sinhaji better known by the name of Ibn Ajurum. His name Sinhaji is a tribe in the Maghrib. Ibn Ajurum was born in the city of Fez, Morocco in the year 672 H. This is also the year wherein the other Nahw expert Imam Ibn Malik, the author of Alfiyyah died.
Initially, Ibn Ajurum Fas studying in the city, and then he set out on the pilgrimage to Mecca. When passing through Cairo, he studied Nahw with Abu Hayyan, an expert in Andalus, until he graduated with him. Imam Ibn Ajurum compiled few works;
--- al-Muqaddimat al-Ajurrumiyyah; this grammar work is most famed work compiled in the year 719 H, four years before he died. It was said that Imam Ibn Ajurum wrote this famed work infront of the Ka'bah, as mentioned by al-Ra'i and Ibn al-Haj. It also reported that when he finished it he threw it in the ocean saying "If indeed this book was written in Sincerity to Allah, then surely it will survive." It has indeed survived to the extend where less of the author is known but the work is universally accepted.
--- Fara'id al-Ma'ani fi Sharh Hirz al-Amani; This is a commentary of Manzumat al-Shatibiyyah on the seven Qira'at.
--- Majmu'at Arajiz fi'l Qira'at wa'l Tajwid wa'l Adab wa Ghayriha,
Ibn Ajurum rahimahullah died in the city of Fez on Monday, the 10th of Safar 723 AH.
ABOUT SHAYKH MUHAMMAD MUHY AL-DIN 'ABD AL-HAMID:
He was al-Allamah Abu Raja' Muhammad Muhy al-Din Ibn 'Abd al-Hamid b. Ibrahim al-Misri. born in Cairo in 1900. He initialy gained his knowledge in Dimyat than moved to al-Azhar up to the point of his graduation in 1925. He became an expert of grammarian and wrote many works on the field and other subjects until he was called the 'Suyuti of Today' (Suyuti al-'Asr).
Some of the popular works he wrote are:
--- al-Tuhfat al-Saniyyah bi Sharh al-Muqaddimat al-Ajurrumiyyah,
--- al-Ahwal al-Shakhsiyyah fi' Shari'ah al-Islamiyyah,
--- Ahkam al-Mawarith 'ala Madhahib al-Arba'ah,
--- Tahdhib al-Sa'ad
and many others.
He passed away 1973 in Cairo and had a much attended burial.