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After the Urdj took power, Jabir went back to Kufa. There is a debate as to whether he was an Arab from Kufa who lived in Khurasan, or a Persian from Khorasan who later went to Kufa or whether he was, as some have suggested, of Syrian origin and later lived in Persia and Iraq”.

Members of this tribe had settled at the town of Kufa, in Iraq, shortly after the Muhammadan conquest in the seventh century A. Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine: Al-Hassan, Cultural contacts in building a universal civilisation: It is therefore difficult at best for the modern reader to discern which aspects of Jabir’s work are to be read as ambiguous symbols, and what is to be taken literally.

Each Aristotelian element was composed of these qualities: Their assertions are rejected by al-Nadim. Dutton ; Also Paris, P.

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Retrieved 26 June Kitab al-Kimya Kitab al-Sab’een Picatrix. This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat Retrieved 14 June The question of Pseudo-Gebers identity was still in dispute in According to Ismail al-Faruqi and Lois Lamya al-Faruqi”In response to Jafar al-Sadik ‘s wishes, [Jabir ibn Hayyan] invented a kind of paper that resisted fireand an ink that could be read at night. Jabir in the classical sources has been variously attributed as al-Azdihayhanal-Tusial-Sufial-Tartusi or al-Tarsusiand al-Harrani.


What Jabir meant by these recipes is unknown. Jamil; Ragep, Sally P.

Jabir ibn Hayyan

Anawati, “Arabic alchemy”, in R. According to Jabir’s mercury-sulfur theorymetals differ from each in so far as they contain different proportions of the sulfur and mercury. The sulfur-mercury theory is first recorded in a 7th-century work Secret of Creation credited falsely to Balinus Apollonius of Tyana.

Holmyard says that Jabir proves by experiment that these are not ordinary sulfur and mercury. And Esoteric sciences “. His family fled to Yemen, [18] [20] perhaps to some of their relatives in the Azd tribe, [21] where Jabir grew up and studied the Quran, mathematics and other subjects. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

It has been asserted that Jabir was a student of the sixth Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq and Harbi al-Himyari ; [6] [22] however, other scholars have questioned this theory. A problem which historians of chemistry have not yet succeeded in solving is whether these works are genuine or not. The 14th century critic of Arabic literature, Jamal al-Din ibn Nubata al-Misri declares all the writings attributed to Jabir doubtful. This came from the elementary qualities which are theoretical in nature plus substance.

He invented an additive which, when applied to an iron surface, inhibited rust and when applied to a textile, would make it water repellent. The development of modern chemistry. The general impression they convey is that they are the product of an occidental rather than an oriental mind, and a likely guess would be that they were written by a European scholar, possibly in Moorish Spain.


New Delhi Because his works rarely made overt sense, the term gibberish is believed to have originally referred to his writings Hauck, p.

Jabir professed to have drawn his alchemical inspiration from earlier writers, both legendary and historic, on the ibj. For other people known as Geber, see Geber. Iran and Philosophy”, Translated by Joseph H. Heinrichs, Brill, Retrieved 11 June He has been described as “the father of early chemistry”. Rowman Altamira, page Minorsky, The Encyclopaedia of IslamVol.

Abu Musa Jabir ibn Hayyan c. The question at once arises whether the Latin works are genuine translations from the Arabic, or written by a Latin author and, according to common practice, ascribed to Jabir in order to heighten their authority. Retrieved 23 May Johns Hopkins University Press. Critical Issues in Latin hayyab Arabic Alchemy and Chemistrypublished as book by Olms in and as article by Centaurus journal in Indeed for their age they have a remarkably matter lbn fact air about them, theory being stated with a minimum of prolixity and much precise practical detail being given.