PERSON

Abū al-Ḥasan ʿAlī ibn Abī Saʿīd ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Aḥmad ibn Yūnus al-Ṣadafī

Name (arabic)

أبو الحسن علي بن أبي سعيد عبد الرحمن بن أحمد بن يونس الصدفي

Name (translit)

Abū al-Ḥasan ʿAlī ibn Abī Saʿīd ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Aḥmad ibn Yūnus al-Ṣadafī

Alias

Ibn Yūnus
أبي الحسن علي بن عبد الرحمن بن أحمد بن يونس بن عبد الأعلي الصدفي
ابن يونس
ابن يونس الحاسب
ابي الحسن علي بن عبد الرحمن بن احمد بن يونس بن عبد الاعلي الصدفي

Born

328H/940J

Died

395H/1005J

Lived in

Died in

Number in MAMS

283

Biography URL

ismi_id

52057

Authored Works

14 works:

Astronomical Tables/zījes

al-Zīj al-kabīr al-Ḥākimī , الزيج الكبير الحاكمي
Jadāwil faḍl al-dāʾir min qibal al-irtifāʿ , جداول فضل الدائر من قبل الإرتفاع
Jadwalān li-maqāmay al-jawazahir wa-al-kayd , جدولان لمقامي الجوزهر والكيد
Kitāb al-jayb li-daqīqah fa-daqīqah wa-thāniyah fa-thāniyah , كتاب الجيب لدقيقة فدقيقة وثانية فثانية
Kitāb ghāyat al-intifāʿ fī maʿrifat al-dāʾir wa-faḍlihi wa-al-samt min qibal al-irtifāʿ , كتاب غاية الإنتفاع في معرفة الدائر وفضله والسمت من قبل الإرتفاع
Kitāb ḥabṭaq ḥall al-shams wa-al-qamar , كتاب حبطق حل الشمس والقمر
Tashīl al-ʿibārah fī taqwīm al-kawākib al-sayyārah , تسهيل العبارة في تقويم الكواكب السيّارة

Astronomy: General

Kitāb fī al-samt , كتاب في السمت
Kitāb maḥlūl al-shams , كتاب محلول الشمس
Risālah fī al-kusūfāt (Ibn Yūnus) , رسالة في الكسوفات
Risālah fī ṭarīq istikhrāj khaṭṭ niṣf al-nahār , رسالة في طريق إستخراج خطّ نصف النهار

Astronomy: Practical

al-Manẓūmah fī maʿrifah awqāt al-ṣalawāt , المنظومة في معرفة أوقات الصلوات

TECHNOLOGY

Risālah fī ṭarīq istikhrāj khaṭṭay al-qusṭās , رسالة في طريق إستخراج خطّي القسطاس
ʿAmal thurayyā yūqadu fīhā ithnā ʿashar qandīlan fa-kullamā māḍat sāʿah min al-layl ṭufīʾa minhā qandīl , عمل ثريا يوقد فيها اثنا عشر قنديلاً فكلما مضت ساعة من الليل طفيء منها قنديل

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Anonymous,. 9999. “An Abridgment Of Ibn Yūnus's Al‐Zīj Al‐Kabīr Al‐Ḥākimī”. Paris, Bibliothèque nationale.

The sole source for some additional chapters of Ibn Yūnus's Zīj.

Anonymous,. 9999. “Cairo Corpus Of Tables For Timekeeping”. Dublin, Chester Beatty and Cairo, Dar al‐Kutub, respectively.

Complete copies of this corpus.

Yūnus, Ibn. 9999. “Al‐Zīj Al‐Kabīr Al‐Ḥākimī”. Leiden and Oxford, respectively.

Contains major fragments.

King, David. 2007. “Ibn Yūnus: Abū Al‐Ḥasan ʿAlī Ibn ʿAbd Al‐Raḥmān Ibn Aḥmad Ibn Yūnus Al‐Ṣadafī”. In The Biographical Encyclopedia Of Astronomers, 1: 573-74. 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)." Studies I-2.1.1, 5.1.1, and II-4.5.

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. 106-7 (no. 283).

King, David. 2000. “Too Many Cooks .. A New Account Of The Earliest Muslim Geodetic Measurements”. Suhayl 1: 207-242.

Pp. 210-14.

King, David, and Marianne Barrucand. 1999. “Aspects Of Fatimid Astronomy: From Hard‐Core Mathematical Astronomy To Architectural Orientations In Cairo”. In L'égypte Fatimide : Son Art Et Son Histoire, 497–517. Paris: Presses de l'Université de Paris‐Sorbonne.
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Said, Said, and Francis Stevenson. 1991. “Precision Of Medieval Islamic Eclipse Measurements”. Journal For The History Of Astronomy 22: 195-207.
King, David. 1986. A Survey Of The Scientific Manuscripts In The Egyptian National Library. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns; The American Research Center in Egypt.

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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.

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Pp. 342-43.

King, David. 1973. “Ibn Yūnus' Very Useful Tables For Reckoning Time By The Sun”. Archive For History Of Exact Sciences 10: 342-394.

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King, David. 1972. “The Astronomical Works Of Ibn Yūnus”. New Haven, CT: Yale University.

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Sayılı, Aydın. 1960. The Observatory In Islam And Its Place In The General History Of The Observatory. Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu Basimevi (Turkish Historical Society).

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Vol. 2, pp. 105, 148; vol. 3, pp. 366, 399; vol. 4, pp. 241, 244; vol. 6, p. 422.

Ibn Yūnus, ʻAlī. 1804. Le Livre De La Grande Table Hakémite. Extraits Du Ms. De Leyde, Par Ebn Iounis.. Tran. J.J. de Perceval. Paris: L'Imprimerie de la Républic.
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Vol. 1, pp. 716-17.

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