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Banū Mūsā
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Banū Mūsā, the name applied to three brothers, Muḥammad, Aḥmad and al-Ḥasan, the sons of Mūsā b. Shākir al-Khurāsānī, sometimes also referred to as the Banū Shākir. They are important because of their foundational work in mathematical sciences, the role they played in the Graeco-Arabic translation movement, and, more generally, in the political, cultural and scientific life of …

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Masoumi Hamedani, Hossein and Translated by Janis Esots, “Banū Mūsā”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_00000065>
First published online: 2015

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