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Retrieved 26 June Al-Hassan, Cultural contacts in building a universal civilisation: Another group, reported by al-Nadim, says only The Large Book of Mercy is genuine and that the rest are pseudographical.

What Jabir meant by these recipes is unknown.

Names, Natures and Things: The development of modern chemistry. Archived from the original PDF on 7 October Born in Tushe later traveled to Yemen and Kufa where he lived most of his life.

That they are based on Muslim alchemical theory and practice is not questioned, but the same may be said of most Latin treatises on alchemy of that period; and from various turns of phrase it seems likely that their author could read Arabic. Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine: The historian Paul Kraus, who had studied most of Jabir’s extant works in Arabic and Latin, summarized the importance of Jabir to the history of chemistry by comparing his experimental hayjan systematic works in chemistry with that of the allegorical and unintelligible works of the ancient Greek alchemists.


According to Jabir’s mercury-sulfur theorymetals differ from each in so far as they haytan different proportions of the sulfur and mercury.

The Latin corpus consists of books with an author named “Geber” for iibn researchers have failed to find a text in Arabic. Retrieved 11 June Members of this tribe had settled at the town of Kufa, in Iraq, shortly after the Muhammadan conquest in the seventh century A.

Geber seems to have been a client of the Azd tribe established in Kufa. After the Abbasids took power, Jabir went back to Kufa.

By Jabir’s time Aristotelian physics had become Neoplatonic. Holmyard says that Jabir proves by experiment that these are not ordinary sulfur and mercury. Each Aristotelian element was composed of these qualities: Thus, Jabir theorized, by rearranging the qualities of one metal, a different metal would result.

Inventions of Jābir ibn Hayyān in Urdu and English ~ Online Academy

Indeed for their age they have a remarkably hayan of fact air about them, theory being stated with a minimum of prolixity and much precise practical detail being given. The origins of the idea of chemical equivalents might be traced back to Jabir, in whose time it was recognized that “a certain quantity of acid is necessary in order to neutralize a given amount of base.


His connections to the Barmakid cost him dearly in the end. Names, Natures and Things.

Jabir ibn Hayyan

The identity of the author of works attributed to Jabir has long been discussed. Jamil; Ragep, Sally P. Several technical Arabic terms introduced by Jabir, such as alkalihave found their way into various European languages and have become part of scientific vocabulary.

Critical Issues in Latin and Arabic Alchemy and Chemistrypublished as book by Olms in and jbair article by Centaurus journal in His books strongly bookw the medieval European alchemists [39] and justified their search for the philosopher’s stone. Whatever their origin, they became the principal authorities in early Western alchemy and held that position for two or three centuries.

Johns Hopkins University Press. Abu Musa Jabir ibn Hayyan c. Jabir in the classical sources has been variously attributed as al-Azdial-Kufial-Tusial-Sufial-Tartusi or al-Tarsusi uurdu, and al-Harrani.

Inthe historian Ahmad Y. Al-Hassan pointed out that earlier Arabic texts prior to the 13th century, including the works of Jabir and Al-Razialready contained detailed descriptions of substances such as nitric acid, aqua regia, vitriol, and various nitrates. Wikiquote has quotations related to:

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