Ibn Ghazi al-Miknasi

Born on 1437

Died on 1513

Abu Abdallah Muhammad b. Ahmad b. Muhammad Ibn Ghazi al-‘Utmani al-Miknasi;

(1437–1513) was a Moroccan scholar in the field of history, Islamic law, Arabic philology and mathematics. He was born in Meknes from banu uthman, a clan in the Berber kutama tribe, but spent his life in Fez. Ibn Ghazi wrote a three-volume history of Meknes and a commentary to the treatise of Ibn al-Banna, Munyat al-hussab. For an explanation of his work, Ibn Ghazi wrote another treatise (about 300 pages long) titled Bughyat al-tulab fi sharh munyat al-hussab (“The desire of students for an explanation of the calculator’s craving”). He included sections on arithmetic and algebraic methods. He is also the author of Kulliyat, a short work on legal questions and judgements in the Maliki madhab.

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