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Shams al-Munajjim Muhammad ibn Ali al-Wabkanawi[1] was a 14th-century Persian[2] astronomer. He is the author of an important zij known as al‐Zīj al‐muḥaqqaq. Presumably he hailed from Wābkana, Bukhara. Not much is known about his life. His zij is extant in four manuscripts. His book is written in Persian language, even though its title is Arabic. Another book by him, known as Kitāb‐i maʿrifat‐i usṭurlāb‐i shamālī is also extant and is written in Persian language.


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  2. ^ others], edited by Thomas Hockey [and five (2014). Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers (2nd ed.). p. 1047. ISBN 978-1-4419-9918-4.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)