Ibn Abi al-Shukr

Ibn Abī al‐Shukr
Died June 1283 CE
Residence Islamic civilization
Academic background
School or tradition Maliki
Academic work
Era Islamic Golden Age
Main interests Astronomy, Astrology and Mathematics
Notable ideas New astronomical parameters

Ibn Abī al‐Shukr (Arabic: ابن ابي الشكر; died 1283 CE) was an Andalusī astronomer, astrologer and mathematician of the Islamic Golden Age. He belonged to the group of astronomers associated with the Maragheh observatory, most notably Nasir al-Din al-Tusi. In astronomy, Ibn Abi al-Shukr carried out a large‐scale project of systematic planetary observations, which led to the development of several new astronomical parameters.[1]

He died in Maragheh in modern-day Iran in June 1283 CE.[1]



Marāgha observatory where Ibn Abi al-Shukr carried out his planetary observations

His known works on astronomy include:[1]


Ibn Abī al‐Shukr's astrological works were mainly devoted to horoscopes and planetary conjunctions used to tell the future.[1]


His works deal with geometry and trigonometry. His writings on trigonometry "contain certain original elements".[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Comes, Mercè (2007). "Ibn Abī al‐Shukr: Muḥyī al‐Milla wa‐ʾl‐Dīn Yaḥyā Abū ʿAbdallāh ibn Muḥammad ibn Abī al‐Shukr al‐Maghribī al‐Andalusī [al‐Qurṭubī]". In Thomas Hockey; et al. The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. New York: Springer. pp. 548–9. ISBN 978-0-387-31022-0. (PDF version)
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