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This hayyab was last edited on 31 Decemberat Holmyard says that Jabir proves by experiment that these are not ordinary sulfur and mercury. The development of modern chemistry. Journal of Comparative Poetics. This view becomes widespread.

The question of Pseudo-Gebers identity was still in dispute in Minorsky, The Encyclopaedia of IslamVol. Another group, reported by al-Nadim, says only Boosk Large Book of Mercy is genuine and that the rest are pseudographical.

Jabir ibn Hayyan – Wikipedia

Members of this tribe had settled at the town of Kufa, in Iraq, shortly after the Muhammadan conquest in the seventh century A. Retrieved 26 June Imamology in Ismaili Gnosis. According to Forbes, there is no proof that Jabir knew alcohol. Islam’s Contribution to Science. Meri ; Jere L. The question at once arises whether the Latin works are genuine translations from the Gooks, or written by a Latin author and, according to common practice, ascribed to Jabir in order to heighten their authority.


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The sulfur-mercury theory is first recorded in a jxbir work Secret jbair Creation credited falsely to Balinus Apollonius of Tyana. Born in Tushe later traveled to Yemen and Kufa where he lived most of his life. Rowman Altamira, page Names, Natures and Things: His works seem to have been deliberately written in highly esoteric code see steganographyso that only those who had been initiated into his alchemical school could understand them.

He was eventually caught by the Umayyads and executed. They differ from one another haytan because of the difference of their accidental qualities, and this difference is due to the difference of their sulphur, which again is caused by a variation in the soils and in their positions with respect to the heat of the sun.

Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine: Jabir states in his Book of Stones 4: The seeds of the modern classification of elements into metals and non-metals could be seen in his chemical nomenclature. For example, lead was cold and dry and gold was hot and moist. Views Read Edit View history.

Whatever their origin, they became the principal authorities in early Western alchemy and held that position for two or three centuries. Several technical Arabic terms introduced by Jabir, such as alkalihave found their way into various European languages and have become part of scientific vocabulary.

Jabir in the classical sources has been variously attributed as al-Azdial-Kufial-Tusial-Sufial-Tartusi or al-Tarsusiand al-Harrani. The origins of the idea of chemical equivalents might be traced back to Jabir, in whose time it was recognized that “a certain quantity of acid is necessary in order to neutralize a given amount of base.


The historian Paul Kraus, who had studied most of Jabir’s extant works in Arabic and Latin, summarized the importance of Jabir to the history of chemistry by comparing his experimental and systematic works in chemistry with that of the allegorical and unintelligible works of the ancient Greek alchemists.

Jabir ibn Hayyan

These books were heavily influenced by Arabic books written by Jabir, the “real” Geber, and by Al Razi and others. The 14th century critic of Arabic literature, Jamal al-Din ibn Nubata al-Misri declares all the writings attributed to Jabir doubtful.

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, and we look in vain in them for any references to the characteristically Jabirian ideas of “balance” and the alphabetic numerology. Anawati, “Arabic booke, in R. Inthe historian Ahmad Y. In total, nearly 3, treatises and articles are credited to Jabir ibn Hayyan.

Iran and Philosophy”, Translated by Hxyyan H. Because his works rarely made overt sense, the term gibberish is believed to have originally referred to his writings Hauck, p.