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A leaf of the manuscript, including sign of spider mites and names of astrolobe’s lines.

Al-Tafhim li Awa'il Sana'at al-Tanjim

Registration year: 2011
Submission year: 
2010
Collection ID: 
2010-09

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Al-Tafhim li Awa'il Sana'at al-Tanjim is a Persian language work by the renowned Iranian scientist, abu-Rayhan al-Biruni (440-362 HD/ 973-1048 AD) containing questions and answers in a format easily understandable by new learners in sciences. This is the oldest Persian text on Mathematics and Astrology and was composed simultaneously in Persian and Arabic by abu-Rayhan himself. It was written when Iranian scientists and scholars used Arabic to write their scientific works. By composing his book in Persian, abu-Rayhan contributed to the vivification of scientific Persian.

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A leaf of the manuscript, including sign of spider mites and names of astrolobe’s lines.
A leaf of the manuscript, including sign of spider mites and names of astrolobe’s lines.
© Library, Museum and Archives of the Islamic Consultative Assembly

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A leaf of the manuscript, including constellation design
A leaf of the manuscript, including constellation design
© Library, Museum and Archives of the Islamic Consultative Assembly

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The ending leaf which mentions the name of copier and date of transcript
The ending leaf which mentions the name of copier and date of transcript
© Library, Museum and Archives of the Islamic Consultative Assembly
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