Al-Abharī, Athīr al-Dīn
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Al-Abharī, Athīr al-Dīn al-Mufaḍḍal b. ʿUmar b. al-Mufaḍḍal (d. between 660/1263 and 663/1265) was a philosopher and an astronomer, most probably from Abhar, a small town between Qazwīn and Zanjān. He is known to have been a student of Kamāl al-Dīn b. Yūnus (d. 639/1242) and Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī (d. 606/1210). The scanty information on his career places him mainly in Mosul, but he also spent time in Anatolia, Hama (Ḥamāt), and Damascus. Among his students were al-Kātibī al-Qazwīnī (d. 657/1276?), …

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Eichner, Heidrun, “Al-Abharī, Athīr al-Dīn”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 17 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: 9789004171374, 2008, 2008-2

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