Qawl fī hay’at al-‘ālam قول في هيئة العالم Alhazen ابن الهيثم

IO Islamic 1270, ff 101r-116v

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The record is made up of Ff. 101r-116v. It was created in 16th century. It was written in Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: Oriental Manuscripts.

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Treatise on cosmology by Abū ‘Alī al-Ḥasan ibn al-Ḥasan ibn al-Haytham (أبو علي الحسن بن الحسن بن الحسن بن الهيثم; d. ca 1040).

The text is followed by a note that the scribe claims he found appended to this text in his exemplar, which was written by the hand of the author (f. 116r)

Begins (f. 101r, lines 3-4):

قال لم يزل كثير من أصحاب التعليم ممن أنعم النظر في علم الهيئة فادرك

حقائق الصور الموجودة لجملة العالم ولجلّ أجزائه يجرّدون قولًا مرسلًا ...

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Ff. 101r-116v
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Arabic in Arabic script
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IO Islamic 1270, ff 101r-116v

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16th century (CE, Gregorian)

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  • Sezgin, Fuat, Geschichte des arabischen Schrifttums , vol. 5 (Leiden: Brill, 1974), p. 358-74

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Qawl fī hay’at al-‘ālam قول في هيئة العالم Alhazen ابن الهيثم, British Library: Oriental Manuscripts, IO Islamic 1270, ff 101r-116v, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 23 January 2020]

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