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Abū al-Maḥāmid al-Ghaznawī
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Abū al-Maḥāmid al-Ghaznawī, Ẓahīr al-Ḥaqq or Ẓahīr al-Dīn Abū al-Maḥāmid Muḥammad b. Masʿūd b. Muḥammad al-Zakī al-Adīb al-Ghaznawī (alive in 549/1154), was a renowned Persian astronomer, and author of the well-known Kifāyat al-taʿlīm in Persian, as well as a competent physician and philosopher. He has frequently been confused with Sharaf al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Masʿūdī al-Marwazī, the distinguished mathematician, and consequently the kunya ‘Sharaf al-Dīn’ or the title al-Marwazī are used for him, or else the works of both scho…

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Younes Karamati and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū al-Maḥāmid al-Ghaznawī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0102>
First published online: 2015

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