Abu Muhammad al-Ḥasan ibn Aḥmad ibn Yaqub al-Hamdani (279/280-333/334 A.H. / 893-945 A.D; Arabic: أبو محمد الحسن بن أحمد بن يعقوب الهمداني) was an Arab Muslim
Muslim geographer, chemist, poet, grammarian, historian, and astronomer, from the tribe of Banu Hamadan, western 'Amran/Yemen. He was one of the best representatives of Islamic culture during the last period of the Abbasid Caliphate.
1 Biography 2 Works 3 Notes 4 References 5 External links
The biographic data of al-Hamdani is hardly well-known, despite his
extensive scientific work. He was held in repute as a grammarian,
wrote much poetry, compiled astronomical tables, devoted most of his
life to the study of the ancient history and geography of Arabia.
Before he was born his family lived in al-Marashi (المراشي).
Then they moved to Sanaa' (صنعاء), where al-Hamdani was born in
the year 893. His father was a traveller and had been to Kufa,
al-Jawharatayn al-ʻatīqatayn - A book describing metals known at
that time, including their physical and chemical properties as well as
treatment and processing (such as gold, silver, and steel). He is also
considered one of the earliest Arabs who explained gravity of Earth in
a way similar to magnetic field behavior.
Sifat Jazirat ul-
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^ O., Löfgren,. "al-HAMDĀNĪ". Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition. Brill. doi:10.1163/1573-3912_islam_sim_2666. Retrieved 26 March 2017. ^ Kitāb al-Jawharatayn al-ʻatīqatayn al-māʼiʻatayn min al-ṣafrāʼ wa-al-bayḍāʼ : al-dhahab wa-al-fiḍḍah. Cairo : Maṭbaʻat Dār al-Kutub wa-al-Wathāʼiq al-Qawmīyah bi-al-Qāhirah (Arabic:كتاب الجوهرتين العتيقتين المائعتين من الصفراء والبيضاء : الذهب والفضة), 2004. pp. 43–44, 87. Retrieved 22 August 2014. ^ http://islamport.com/w/tkh/Web/368/86.htm
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Toll, Christopher (2008) [1970-80]. "Al-Hamdānī, Abū Muḥammad
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