Mashallah Ibn Athari

Mashallah Ibn Athari

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Masha'allah ibn Athar (c.740-815 AD) was an eighth-century Persian Jewish astrologer and astronomer from the city of Basra (now located in modern day Iraq) who became the leading astrologer of the late 8th century. The Arabic phrase ma shaa allah indicates acceptance of what God has ordained in terms of good or ill fortune that may befall a believer. His real name was probably Manasseh or Jethro, and Latin translators named him Messahala (with many variants, as Messahalla, Messala, Macellama, Macelarma, Messahalah). The crater Messala on the Moon is named after him. Science historian Donald Hill writes that Mashallah was originally from Khorasan.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135853716
  • 9786135853711