PERSON

Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad ibn Mūsá ibn Shākir

Name (arabic)

أبو جعفر محمّد بن موسى بن شاكر

Name (translit)

Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad ibn Mūsá ibn Shākir

Alias

Banū Mūsá
Jaʿfar Muḥammad
Muḥammad ibn al-Ṣabbāḥ
Muḥammad ibn Mūsá

Flourished

132H/750J

Died

259H/872J

Born in

Lived in

Student of

Notes

Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad (d. 259/872) was the eldest of the three sons of Mūsá ibn Shākir, generally known under the collective name of the Banū Mūsá (fl. 9th.-c. Baghdad), and who played a prominent role as patrons of scientific translations, research, and activities in astronomy, mechanics, and mathematics. See Banū Mūsá; and see also the other two sons, Aḥmad and Ḥasan.

Number in MAMS

68

Biography URL

ismi_id

101079

Authored Works

6 works:

Astronomical Instruments

Kitāb al-burhān ʿalá ṣinʿat al-asṭurlāb , كتاب البرهان على صنعة الأسطرلاب
Risālah fī ʿamal al-sāʿāt al-mabsūṭah bi-al-handasah , رسالة في عمل الساعات المبسوطة بالهندسة

Astronomy: General

Ḥarakat al-aflāk , حركة الأفلاك
Kitāb ʿamal niṣf al-nahār bi-qaysah wāḥidah bi-al-handasah , كتاب عمل نصف النهار بقيسة واحدة بالهندسة
Risālah fī imtiḥān mawḍiʿ al-shams wa-maylihā wa-saʿah mashriqihā wa-kammīyah masīrihā , رسالة في إمتحان موضع الشمس وميلها وسعة مشرقها وكمّية مسيرها

References

Casulleras, Josep. 2007. “Banū Mūsā”. In The Biographical Encyclopedia Of Astronomers, ed. Thomas Hockey, 1:92-94. New York: Springer-Verlag.
Rozenfeld, Boris, and Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu. 2003. Mathematicians, Astronomers And Other Scholars Of Islamic Civilisation And Their Works (7Th-19Th C.). Istanbul: Research Centre for Islamic History, Art, and Culture.

Pp. 33-34 (no. 68). See also p. 34 (nos. 69, 70), and pp. 34-36 (no. 74).

Hill, Donald. 1993. “Mūsā, Banū”. In Encyclopaedia Of Islam, New Edition, 2ndnd ed., 7:640-641. Leiden: E. J. Brill.
Matvievskaya, Galina, and Boris Rozenfeld. 1983. Matematiki I Astronomy Musulmanskogo Srednevekovya I Ikh Trudi, Viii-Xvii Vv [Mathematicians And Astronomers Of The Muslim Middle Ages And Their Works, Viii-Xvii Centuries]. 3 vol.. Moscow: Nauka.

Vol. 2, pp. 58-59 (no.40).

Sezgin, Fuat. 1978. Geschichte Des Arabischen Schrifttums (Gas), Vol. 6, Astronomie Bis Ca. 430 H. Leiden: E. J. Brill.

Pp. 148-49.

Sezgin, Fuat. 1974. Geschichte Des Arabischen Schrifttums (Gas), Vol. 5, Mathematik Bis Ca. 430 H. Leiden: E. J. Brill.

Pp. 252-53.

Lippert, Julius, and Jamāl Al-Qifṭī. 1903. “Taʾrīḫ Al-Hukamāʾ”. Leipzig: Theodor Weicher.

Pp. 43-44.

Suter, Heinrich. 1900. Die Mathematiker Und Astronomen Der Araber Und Ihre Werke.. Abhandlungen Zur Geschichte Der Mathematischen Wissenschaften Mit Einschluss Ihrer Anwendungen, Vol. 10. Leipzig: B. G. Teubner.

P. 19.

Suter, Heinrich. 1892. “Das Mathematiker-Verzeichniss Im Fihrist Des Ibn Abi Ja'qub An-Nadim”. Abhandlungen Für Geschichte Der Mathematischen Wissenschaften 6.

P. 31.

Ibn al-Nadīm, Muḥammad. 1871. Kitāb Al-Fihrist, Ed. Gustav Flügel. 2 vol.. Leipzig: Vogel.

P. 276.