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" Towards the close of his life, al-Jahiz had an attack of palsy, and one of his sides was so much inflamed, that he had to rub it with sandal-ointment and camphor, whilst the latter was so cold and benumbed, that, were it seized with pincers, it had been... "
Ibn Khallikan's Biographical Dictionary - Page 406
by Ibn Khallikān - 1843
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The Maqāmāt of Badiʻ Al-Zamān Al-Hamādhāni

Badīʻ al-Zamān al-Hamadhānī - 1915 - 214 pages
...religion. An offset of the Mu'tazilite sect was called al-Jahizfyya. It is said of the works of Jahiz 'that they teach us to reason first, and instruct us in literature next.' He was deformed in person, and the prominence of his eyes, which seemed to be starting out of his head,...
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