Athīr al-Dīn al-Abharī


Athīr al-Dīn al-Abharī

Athīr al-Dīn Mufaḍḍal b. ʿUmar Abharī (d. 663/1264, according to Barhebraeus in 1262) was a Persian philosopher, astronomer and mathematician from the city of Abhar in Persia. His works include

* "transl|ar|ALA|Kitāb al-Hidāyah": a book dealing with a complete cycle of Hikmat, i.e., logic, natural philosophy, and metaphysics.
* "transl|ar|ALA|Isāghūjī fi al-Manṭiq": a treatise on logic which was still used as a textbook in the modern Islamic world.
* Five works on astronomy.
* He also made notable contributions to theoretical geometry.Fact|date=June 2007

His works were translated into Hebrew and Latin and his influence is evident in Western treatises of late medieval and Renaissance times.Fact|date=June 2007

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Brockelmann, C. " [http://www.brillonline.nl/subscriber/entry?entry=islam_SIM-0144 al- Abharī , At̲h̲īr al-Dīn Mufaḍḍal b. ʿUmar] ." Encyclopaedia of Islam. Edited by: P. Bearman , Th. Bianquis , C.E. Bosworth , E. van Donzel and W.P. Heinrichs. Brill, 2008. Brill Online. UNIVERSITEITSBIBLIOTHEEK LEIDEN. 20 February 2008

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