Baha' al-Din al-'Amili

Baha' al-Din al-'Amili

Bahāʾ al‐Dīn Muḥammad ibn Ḥusayn al‐ʿĀmilī was an Arab scholar, philosopher, architect, mathematician, astronomer and a poet in 16th-century Iran. He was born in Baalbek which is a part of ancient Jabal Amel region in south Lebanon but immigrated in his childhood to Safavid Iran with his father. He was one of the earliest astronomers in the Islamic world to suggest the possibility of the Earth's movement prior to the spread of the Copernican theory. He is considered one of the main co-founders of Isfahan School of Islamic Philosophy. In later years he became one of the teachers of Mulla Sadra. He wrote over 100 treatises and books in different topics, in Arabic and Persian. A number of ... more on Wikipedia

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