As independent works they have almost entirely ceased to exist, but his account of the genealogies of the Arabs is continually quoted in the Kitab ul-Aghani.
See also Shahrastani, Kitab al-milal wannuhal (12th cent.), ed.
His work, the Kitab ul-Bayan wat-Tabyin, a discursive treatise on rhetoric, has been published in two volumes at Cairo (1895).
About 1140), wrote in Arabic a philosophical work based on Greek and Arabic as well as Jewish authorities, known by the name of the Hebrew translation as Arugath ha-bosem, and the Kitab al-Mahadarah, of great value for literary history.
Van Vloten as Le Livre des beautes et des antitheses (Leiden, 1898); the Kitab ul -hala.
Of his lexicographical works the Kitab Muqaddimat ul-Adab was edited as Samachscharii Lexicon Arab.
He also wrote the Kitab ushShama'il on the character and life of Mahomet (printed at Calcutta, 1846).
In the 10th century Jacob al-Qirqisani wrote his Kitab al-anwar, on law, Solomon ben Yeruham (against Seadiah) and Yefet ben 'Ali wrote exegetical works; in the 11th century Abu'l-faraj Furgan, exegesis, and Yusuf al-Basir against Samuel ben Hophni.