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Abū Barza
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Abū Barza, al-Faḍl b. Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Ḥamīd b. Wāsiʿ b. Turk al-Khuttalī was a Muslim mathematician of the late 3rd/9th to early 4th/10th century and a contemporary of Abū Kāmil Shujāʿ b. Aslam (q.v.). He was from Khuttal, a region around the sources of the Oxus River, to the south of Farghāna and west of Chinese Turkistan; certain sources refer to him as the grandson of Turk al-Jīlī instead of Turk al-Khuttalī (see Sayili, 87). Our knowledge of his life is confined to the important information presented by Abū Kāmil in his introduction to al-Waṣāyā bi …

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Younes Karamati and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Abū Barza”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_0051>
First published online: 2015

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