Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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Ibn Abi ’l-Rid̲j̲āl
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, whose full name was Abu ’l-Ḥasan ʿAlī b. Abi ’l-Rid̲j̲āl is the Arab astrologer often quoted in mediaeval Europe under the names Albohazen (also Alboacen) or Abenragel. Whether he belonged to Spain (Cordova) or North Africa is uncertain; we only know that he spent a portion of his life at the court of the Zīrid Muʿizz b. Bādīs b. al-Manṣūr (406—454 = 1016—1062) in Tunis. It is also probable that he is identical with the Abu ’l-Ḥasan al-Mag̲h̲ribī, who attended the astronomical observations made in 378 (988) in Bag̲h̲dād by order of …

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Suter, [H., “Ibn Abi ’l-Rid̲j̲āl”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 28 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_2936>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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