Mohammed ibn Abdun al-Jabali

Abu Abd Allah Mohammed ibn Abdun al-Jabali al-Adadi (died after 976) was a physician and mathematician from Al-Andalus. He is the author of Risala fi al-Taksir (Treatise on Measurements), the oldest remaining mathematical text from Al-Andalus.[1][2] He travelled to the learning centers in the East in the years after 958 C.E. He stayed in Basra and visited al-Fustat (Old Cairo), Egypt where he was put in charge of the hospital. Ibn Abdun studied the ideas of Abu Sulayman Sijistani (d. 990) and according to one source he met him personally in Basra.[3] He returned to Cordoba in 971 C.E.. He entered the service of the Caliph al-Mustansir (died 976) and his son Hisham II al-Mu'ayad.[4] Ibn Abdun was the teacher of Ibn al-Kattani.[5]


  1. Ahmed Djebbar, "La circulation des mathématiques entre l'Orient et l'Occident musulmans: Interrogations anciennes et élements nouvaux", in Yvonne Dold-Samplonius, From China to Paris, 2002, p. 213
  2. Salma Khadra Jayyusi (ed.), Handbuch der Orientalistik, Volume 12, The Legacy of Muslim Spain, BRILL, 1992, p.953
  3. Joel L. Kraemer, Philosophy in the Renaissance of Islam: Abū Sulaymān Al-Sijistānī, 1986, p. 86
  4. Sa'id Al-Andalusi, Science in the Medieval World: "Book of the Categories of Nations", p. 74
  5. Camilla Adang e.a., Ibn Hazm of Cordoba: The Life and Works of a Controversial Thinker, 2012, p. 423
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