Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi
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|Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī|
|Died||c. 850 |
|Employer||House of Wisdom|
|Occupation||mathematician, astronomer, geographer|
|Notable works||The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing (al-Jabr)|
Book of the Description of the Earth
Astronomical tables of Siddhanta
Extraction of the Jewish Era
Book of History
Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi (c. 780 – c. 850) was a non-Arab polymath from Persia.
He was looked down upon by respected Islamic scholars. Ibn Taymiyyah wrote about Khwarizmi:
انه وإن كان علمه صحيحا إلا إن العلوم الشرعية مستغنية عنه وعن غيره
Even if his science is correct, regardless, the Islamic sciences are dispensed of him and his likes.