PERSON

Abū al-ʿUqūl Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-Ṭabarī

Name (arabic)

أبو العقول محمد بن أحمد الطبري

Name (translit)

Abū al-ʿUqūl Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-Ṭabarī

Alias

Abū al-ʿUqūl
Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad

Flourished

647H/1250J

Lived in

Notes

An astronomer in Taiz, Yemen, circa 1300. He was the first teacher of astronomy appointed at the Muʾayyadiyya Madrasa in Taiz by the Sultan al‐Muʾayyad..

Number in MAMS

653

Biography URL

ismi_id

29509

Authored Works

4 works:

Astronomical Tables/zījes

al-Yawāqīt fī maʿrifat al-mawāqīt , اليواقيت في معرفة المواقيت
Al-Zīj al-mukhtār min azyāj al-mufḍī bi-al-ʿāmil bi-hi ilá awḍaḥ ṭarīqah wa-minhāj , الزيج المختار من أزياج المفضي بالعامل به إلى أوضح طريقة ومنهاج
Mirʾāt al-zamān , مرآة الزمان

References

King, David. 2007. “Abū Al‐ʿUqūl: Abū Al‐ʿUqūl Muḥammad Ibn Aḥmad Al‐Ṭabarī”. In The Biographical Encyclopedia Of Astronomers, ed. Thomas al., 1:10. New York: Springer-Verlag.
King, David. 2004. In Synchrony With The Heavens: Studies In Astronomical Timekeeping And Instrumentation In Medieval Islamic Civilization. 2 vol.. Leiden; Boston: E. J. Brill.

Vol. 1: The Call of the Muezzin (Studies I–IX) I-2.1.2, 3.1.1, 3.3.2, 4.2.6, 4.5.1, and II-12.1.

İhsanoğlu, Ekmeleddin, and Boris Rozenfeld. 2003. Mathematicians, Astronomers And Other Scholars Of Islamic Civilisation And Their Works (7Th-19Th C.). Istanbul: Research Centre for Islamic History, Art, and Culture.

P. 230 (no. 653).

Varisco, Daniel. 1994. Medieval Agriculture And Islamic Science: The Almanac Of A Yemeni Sultan. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Pp. 10-11.

King, David. 1983. Mathematical Astronomy In Medieval Yemen: A Bibliographical Survey. Malibu: Undena Publications.

Pp. 30-32 (no. 9).