Al-Jahiz is one of the philosophical superstars of Arab literature. Not only did he write an enormous number of books, but his output was remarkably diverse. Besides a great number of satires, he wrote books on rhetoric and philosophy. And he is well-known for having said that he preferred Aristotle to the Qur'an. Unfortunately, I have not been able to track down the passage where he says that. I'd like to know why, ie what aspect of Aristotle was particularly salient for him, and how he justified philosophically his unusual preference.