Ibn Ghazi al-Miknasi

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Ibn Ghazi al-Miknasi

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,[1] but spent his life in Fez.[2] 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.[3]


  1. ^ Lévi-Provençal, Evariste (1922). Les historiens des Chorfa; essai sur la littérature historique et biographique au Maroc du XVIe au XXe siècle. Paris E. Larose. p. 225.
  2. ^ Évariste Lévi-Provençal, Les Historiens du Chorfa, Essai sur la littérature historique et biographique au Maroc, du XVIe au XXe siècle, (1922), pp. 224–30
  3. ^ E. Levi-Provencal, Chorfa, p. 231

Further reading[edit]

  • Al-Hamza MH, Ibn Ghazi al-Fasi al-Miknasi and his treatise “The purpose of studying in explaining the desire of calculators" . Academic year-long conference IHST Academy of Sciences. M. 2005. pp. 299–301.