ʿABD-AL-VĀḤED (Author)


ʿABD-AL-VĀḤED B. MOḤAMMAD, 8th/14th century author. There is no positive proof that this individual was a Persian, though his association with Persians makes that conclusion plausible. His extant commentary on Naṣīr-al-dīn Ṭūsī’s Sī faṣl dar taqwīm or Resāla fī maʿrefat al-taqwīm (“Epistle on knowing the calendar”) was composed in 797/1394-95, while Ḥāǰǰī Ḵalīfa ascribes to him a commentary on the Molaḵḵaṣ fiʾ l- hayʾa (“Compendium of astronomy”) written by Jaḡmīnī in the early 14th century, as well as a Manẓūma fiʾ l-asṭorlāb (“Didactic poem on the astrolabe”), which he composed for his pupil, Moḥammad Šāh Fenārī.


Kašf al-ẓonūn (Leipzig) VI, pp. 114, 192.

Suter, Mathematiker, pp. 172-73, no. 425.

(D. Pingree)

Originally Published: December 15, 1982

Last Updated: July 15, 2011

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David Pingree, “'Abd-Al-Vahed,” Encyclopædia Iranica, I/2, p. 167; an updated version is available online at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/abd-al-vahed-b-mohammad-14th-century-author (accessed on 16 January 2014).