Muhammad ibn Ibrahim al-Fazari
|Died||796 or 806|
|Occupation||Philosopher, Mathematician, Astronomer|
|Era||Islamic Golden Age|
Muhammad ibn Ibrahim ibn Habib ibn Samra ibn Jundab al-Fazari (died 796 or 806) was a Muslim philosopher, mathematician and astronomer. He is not to be confused with his father Ibrāhīm al-Fazārī, also an astronomer and mathematician.
Along with Yaʿqūb ibn Ṭāriq and his father he helped translate the Indian astronomical text by Brahmagupta (fl. 7th century), the Brāhmasphuṭasiddhānta, into Arabic as Az-Zīj ‛alā Sinī al-‛Arab., or the Sindhind. This translation was possibly the vehicle by means of which the Hindu numerals were transmitted from India to Islam.
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