PERSON

Muḥammad ibn Abī Bakr al-Fārisī

Name (arabic)

محمد بن أبي بكر الفارسي

Name (translit)

Muḥammad ibn Abī Bakr al-Fārisī

Alias

Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥ. b. Abī Bakr b. Muḥ. b. Abī Bakr b. Ḥasan b. ʿAlī al- Fārisī
Badr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Abī Bakr al-Fārisī
Fārisī
بدر الدين محمد بن أبي بكر الفارسي

Died

677H/1279J

Born in

Lived in

Number in MAMS

608

Biography URL

ismi_id

44436

Authored Works

9 works:

Astrology

al-Aḥkām al-Jāmaspīya fī asrār harakāt al-abwāb al-ʿulwīyah , الأحكام الجاماسپية في أسرار حركات الأبواب العلوية
Nihāyat al-idrāk fī asrār ʿulūm al-aflāk , نهاية الإدراك في أسرار علوم الأفلاك

Astronomical Tables/zījes

Maʿārij al-fikr al-wahīj fī ḥall mushkilāt al-Zīj , معارج الفكر الوهيج في حلّ مشكلات الزيج
Zīj al-mumtaḥan al-Khazāʿinī , زيج الممتحن الخزاعني

Astronomy: General

al-Risālah al-Muẓaffariyyah fī al-ʿamal [al-adāh] al-musammāt bi-al-ṣafīḥah al-jawzahariyyah , الرسالة المظفّريّة في العمل [الأداة] المسمّات بالصفيحة الجوزهريّة
al-Risālah al-ẓilliyyah , الرسالة الظلّيّة
Fī uṣūl ʿilm al-nujūm , في أصول علم النجوم
Nujūmiyyah , نجوميّة
Tuḥfat al-rāghib wa-ṭurfat al-ṭālib fī taysīr al-nayyirayn wa-ḥarakāt al-kawākib , تحفة الراغب وطرفة الطالب في تيسير النيّرين وحركات الكواكب

References

Schmidl, Petra. 9999. “Bearbeitung Volkstümlicher Astronomischer Abhandlungen Aus Dem Mittelalterlichen Arabisch–Islamischen Kulturraum”. Frankfurt: Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt.

On the sections of Fārisī's Tuḥfa dealing with Muslim prayer times and the determination of the qibla.

Schmidl, Petra. 2007. “Fārisī: Muḥammad Ibn Abī Bakr Al‐Fārisī”. In The Biographical Encyclopedia Of Astronomers, ed. Thomas al., 1:357-59. New York: Springer-Verlag.
Kunitzsch, Paul, and Y.Tzvi Langermann. 2003. “A Star Table From Medieval Yemen”. Centaurus 45: 159-174.
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.

Pp. 219-20 (no. 608).

Schmidl, Petra, Peter Eisenhardt, Frank Linhard, and Kaisar Petanides. 1999. “Zur Bestimmung Der Qibla Mittels Der Winde”. In Der Weg Der Wahrheit: Aufsätze Zur Einheit Der Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Festgabe Zum 60. Geburtstag Von Walter G. Saltzer, 135-146. Hildesheim: Olms.

On Fārisī's method of the determination of the qibla by means of the winds.

Brockelmann, Carl. 1996. Geschichte Der Arabischen Litteratur (Gal). 5 vol.. Leiden; New York: E. J. Brill.

Vol. 1: p. 625; suppl. 1, pp. 866-67.

King, David. 1986. A Survey Of The Scientific Manuscripts In The Egyptian National Library. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns; The American Research Center in Egypt.

P. 132 (E7).

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. 376-77.

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

Pp. 23-26.

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

Pp. 23-26. On Fārisī in the context of Yemeni astronomy.

Rahman, Abdur, M Alvi, Shabbir Ghori, and Samba Murthy. 1982. Science And Technology In Medieval India : A Bibliography Of Source Materials In Sanskrit, Arabic, And Persian. New Delhi: Indian National Science Academy.

P. 325.

King, David, and Gerald Hawkins. 1982. “On The Orientation Of The Kaʿba”. Journal For The History Of Astronomy 13: 102-109.

On Fārisī's description of the astronomical alignment of the Kaaba and a translation of the first part of the chapter on the determination of the qibla in his Tuḥfa. Reprinted in: "Astronomy in the Service of Islam," XII. Aldershot: Variorum, 1993.

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.

Pp. 139, 218.

Lee, Samuel. 1882. “Notice Of The Astronomical Tables Of Mohammed Abibeker Al Farsi, Two Copies Of Which Are Preserved In The Public Library Of The University Of Cambridge”. Transactions Of The Cambridge Philosophical Society 1: 249-265.

Reprinted in: "Miscellaneous Texts and Studies on Islamic Mathematics and Astronomy," edited by Fuat Sezgin. Vol. 2 (Islamic Mathematics and Astronomy 77), pp. 315–331. Frankfurt am Main: Institute for the History of Arabic-Islamic Science, 1998.

Pingree, David. The Astronomical Works Of Gregory Chioniades. Corpus Des Astronomes Byzantins, Vol. 2. Vol. 1: The Zīj al-ʿAlāʾī (Part 1: Text, Translation, Commentary. Part 2: Tables). Amsterdam: J. C. Grieben.

Vol. I: The Zīj al-ʿAlāʾī (Part 1: Text, Translation, Commentary. Part 2: Tables).

Sarton, George. Introduction To The History Of Science. 3 vols. in 5 vol.. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, for the Carnegie Institution of Washington.

Vol. 2, p. 1000.