Commentary by Islam's Sheikh Zakariyya al-Ansari on Ibn al-Hā’im's Poem on the Science of Algebra and Balancing Called the Creator's Epiphany in Explaining the Cogent

Description

This work is a commentary on a versified, 59-line introduction to algebra, entitled Al-Muqni‘ fī al-jabr wa al-muqābila, by the prolific and influential mathematician, jurist, and man of letters Abū al-‘Abbās Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn ‘Alī al-Maqdisī al-Shāfi‘ī, known as Ibn al-Hā’im (circa 1356-1412 [circa 753-815 AH]). It clarifies the nomenclature and explains the basic concepts of algebra, and provides succinct examples. The manuscript, completed on Thursday night, 8 Sha‘bān 1305 AH (March 21, 1888), is in the hand of Tāhā ibn Yūsuf.

Date Created

Subject Date

Language

Title in Original Language

شرح شيخ الإسلام زكريا الأنصارى لمنظومة بن الهائم فى علم الجبر والمقابلة المسمى بفتح المُبدع فى شرح المُقنِع

Type of Item

Physical Description

22 leaves (19 lines), bound : paper ; 23 x 16 centimeters

Collection

Last updated: September 22, 2014