'Treatise on [the predetermination of] lifespan and sustenance'
Date: Unknown; before 1240
Original Language: Arabic
The Maqāla fī l-ʿumrwa-l-rizq is a small work (three pages in the Beirut MS) in which Būlus responds to a question posed to him by one Fakhr al-Dawla ibn Talmūs (Ptolemy?) al-Kafūrī: Are a human being’s lifespan and sustenance predetermined?
According to Samir (Traité, p. 32), Fakhr al-Dawla asked for a response from script…