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And the al-l:fakim library ms. 436 is entitled Ajwibat al-masa'il al-Mjibiyya. It consists of fifty-one questions on various subjects. 43. K. jawabat al-Amir Abi 'AbdAllah (Replies to the Amir Abii. 'AbdAllah). On this person see below, § 70. 44. K. jawabat ahl al-Dinawar (Replies to the men of Dinavar). Al-Tiisi and Ibn Shahrashiib call it al-Masa'il al-Dinawariyya. 45. K. jawabat ahl Tabaristan (Replies to the men of Tabaristan). 46. K. jawabat ahl al-Mawjil fi l-'adad wal-ru'ya (Replies to the men of Mosul on whether the beginning of the month is determined by calculation or by the sight of the crescent).
78. K. ahir fi l-mu'jizat (The luminous treatise on miracles). ;\ghii. Buzurg, XII, 13, calls this al-Bahir fi l-mu'jiztit. On miracles see below, pp. 84-86. 79. Sharfz Kitab al-i'lrim (Explanation of the Book of information). This may be an expansion of the work referred to above, § 8. z al-manam alladlzi ra'a/zu /-Shaikh al-Mzifid wa mwza~aratihi (Explanation of a dream al-Mufid had and the debate that took place in it). Qumm: Mar'ashi, majmii'a n. 5; Tehran: Majlis, VII, 271, n. 14, majmii'a 8, pp.
Agha Buzurg, V, 235, says that mss. of this are widespread, and that in this treatise al-Mufid argues against calculation in favor of sight of the crescent; he also maintains that Ramac;lan is never shortened by a day. For more on this question see above,§ 29, and below,§§ 80, 106, and 150. Qumm: Mar'ashi majmii'a, n. 8, has al-Mas'ala fi l-'adad wal-ru'ya. 47. K. jawabat al-Barqa'ififurii' al-jiqh (Replies to al-Barqa'i on practical points of jurisprudence). 48. K. jawabat al-sharqiyin fi furii' al-din (Replies to the easterners on practical rules of religion).