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, his full name was Abu ’l-Ḳāsim Maslama b. Aḥmad al-Faraḍī al-Ḥāsib (the arithmetician) al-Mad̲j̲rīṭī al-Ḳurṭubī (the Cordovan) al-Andalusī (the Spaniard). We know little of his life. He was born in Madrid but in what year is not known. Various dates are given for his death, which must lie between 395 (1004) and 398 (1007). In Madrid he studied the science of mensuration under an authority on the subject, ʿAbd al-G̲h̲āfir, who was also famous for his geometrical knowledge. Al-Mad̲j̲rīṭī later moved to Cordova wh…

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Wiedemann, E., “al-Mad̲j̲rīṭī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 20 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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