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Anawati, “Arabic alchemy”, in R. Harbi al-Himyari Ja’far al-Sadiq. Names, Natures and Things.

Inventions of Jābir ibn Hayyān in Urdu and English ~ Online Academy

New Delhi According to Jabir’s mercury-sulfur theorymetals differ from each in so far as they contain different proportions of the sulfur and mercury. Journal of Comparative Poetics. Retrieved 9 December This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat A short history of the art of distillation: The Latin corpus consists of books with an author named “Geber” for which researchers have failed to find a text in Arabic.

The 14th century critic of Arabic literature, Jamal al-Din ibn Nubata al-Misri declares all the writings attributed to Jabir doubtful. Jamil; Ragep, Sally P. It is therefore difficult at best for the modern reader to discern which aspects of Jabir’s work are to be read as ambiguous symbols, and what is to be taken literally.


Iran and Philosophy”, Translated by Joseph H. Al-Hassan criticized Berthelot’s lack of familiarity with the complete Arabic corpus and pointed to various Arabic Jabirian manuscripts which already contain much of the theories and practices that Berthelot previously attributed to the Latin corpus.

Inthe historian Ahmad Y. Holmyard says that Jabir proves by experiment that these are not ordinary sulfur and mercury. The seeds of the modern classification of elements into metals and non-metals could be seen in his chemical nomenclature.

In metals two of these qualities were interior and two were exterior.

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When that family fell from grace inJabir was placed under house arrest in Kufa, where he remained until his death. Retrieved 15 October For other people known as Geber, see Geber.

Al-Hassan, Cultural contacts in building a universal civilisation: The scope of the corpus is vast: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B. Critical Issues in Latin and Arabic Alchemy and Chemistrypublished as book by Olms in and as article by Centaurus journal in In total, nearly 3, treatises and articles are credited to Jabir ibn Hayyan.

The Jabirian corpus is renowned for its contributions to alchemy.

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These books were heavily influenced by Arabic books written by Jabir, the “real” Geber, and by Al Razi and others. The historian of chemistry Erick John Holmyard gives credit to Jabir for developing alchemy into an experimental science and jabif writes that Jabir’s importance to the history of chemistry is equal to that of Robert Boyle and Antoine Lavoisier. But the general style of the works is too clear and systematic to find a close parallel in any of the known writings of the Jabirian corpus, urvu we look in vain in them for any references to the characteristically Jabirian ideas of “balance” and the alphabetic numerology.

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Jabir professed to have drawn his alchemical inspiration from earlier writers, both legendary and historic, on the subject. Several technical Arabic terms introduced by Jabir, such as alkalihave udu their way into various European languages and have become part of scientific vocabulary.

Abu Musa Jabir ibn Hayyan c. Born in Tushe later traveled to Yemen and Kufa where he lived most of his life.

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