Ibn Sabʿīn
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, ʿAbd al-Ḥaḳḳ b. Ibrāhīm b. Muḥammad b. Naṣr , al-ʿAkkī al-Mursī Abū Muḥammad Ḳuṭb al-Dīn , ‘Peripatetic’ philosopher and Ṣūfī ( ṣūfī ʿalā ḳāʿidat al-falāsifa ). He himself used the surname Ibn Dāra. This last word, which denotes a circle, a ring, the halo round the moon, here apparently signifies the null or zero which, according to the ḳāḍī of Granada, Muḥammad b. Aḥmad (d. 760/1358-9), was said to correspond to the figure of seventy ( sabʿīn ) “according to certain methods of computation peculiar to the people of the Mag̲h̲rib”.

Ibn Sabʿin was born in Murcia in 613 or 614/1217-8 a…

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Faure, A., “Ibn Sabʿīn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 17 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_3342>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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