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


Abū al-ʿUqūl
Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad



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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..

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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.

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.

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).