Shams al-Din al-Khafri

Khafrī’s fame as an astronomer rests mainly on his astronomical treatise al‐Takmila fī sharḥ “al‐Tadhkira” (The completion of the commentary on the Tadhkira). This was a commentary on Naṣīr al‐Dīn al‐Ṭūsī‘s important astronomical treatise, al‐Tadhkira fī ʿilm al‐hayʾa (Memoir on astronomy). As was the custom of the time, in both the Arabic and Latin worlds, a scholar often presented his own theories within the context of a commentary on the work of an esteemed author.

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