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Abū al-Ṣalt
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Abū al-Ṣalt, Umayya b. ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz b. Abū al-Ṣalt (460–529/1068–1135), was an Andalusian man of letters, poet, astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, musician, physician and pharmacologist known as al-Ṭabīb al-Faylasūf (the Physician-Philosopher). Born in Denia (Dāniya) south of Valencia in al-Andalus, he spent his childhood and adolescence in al-Andalus and studied under scholars such as Abū al-Walīd al-Waqqashī, the qāḍī of Denia (Yāqūt, 7/52–53; Ibn Khallikān, 1/220–223; Ibn Abī Uṣaybiʿa, 2/52; Ibn Saʿ…

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Muhammad Ali Mowlavi and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū al-Ṣalt”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0137>
First published online: 2015

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