Ibrāhīm al-Fazārī

Mathematician, Person

75

Who is Ibrāhīm al-Fazārī?

Abu Ishaq Ibrahim ibn Habib ibn Sulaiman ibn Samura ibn Jundab al-Fazari was an 8th-century mathematician and astronomer of Persian background.

He was the mathematician and astronomer at the Abbasid court of the Caliph Harun al-Rashid. He is not to be confused with his son Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm al-Fazārī, also an Astronomer. He composed various astronomical writings.

The Caliph ordered him and his son to translate the Indian Astronomical text, The Sindhind along with Yaʿqūb ibn Ṭāriq, which was completed in Baghdad about 750 CE, and entitled Az-Zīj ‛alā Sinī al-‛Arab. This translation was possibly the vehicle by means of which the Hindu numerals were transmitted from India to Iran.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Religion
  • Islam
Profession

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Ibrāhīm al-Fazārī." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 29 Jan. 2023. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/ibrahim_al-fazari>.

Discuss this Ibrāhīm al-Fazārī biography with the community:

0 Comments

    Browse Biographies.net