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Abu Yusuf Ya'qub ibn Ishaq as Sabbah al-Kindi:

Ristila Ii mulk al-arab wa kamiyyatihi

(letter on the rule of the Arabs and its duration) (d 873)


Taken from: On Historical Astrology: The Arabic original - Kitab al-milal wa-al-duwal

(The book of religions and dynasties) Abu Mashar, Keiji Yamamoto, Charles Burnett 2000


When the two malefics conjoin in Aries, it indicates a riot between the Byzantines and the Arabs, in Gemini and Cancer

between the people of Armenia and its borders, in Leo between the Turks and the Arabs, in Virgo among the Copts,

Nubians, and the Arabs, in Libra among the Byzantines themselves, is Scorpio among the Arabs themselves, in

Sagittarius among the Turks, in Capricorn between Ethiopia, Zang, and India, in Aquarius between as-Sawad, Kufa,

and al-Gibal, and in Pisces between the Egyptians, the Khazars, (the people of) the sea, and the Arabs.


Al-madd wa-'l-jazr; (On the cause of the tides)

Taken from: Mathematical geography and cartography in Islam and their continuation in ...‎Fuat Sezgin
Sitzungsberichte, Volumes 44-45 Physikalisch-medicinische societät zu Erlangen 1913
In which 19 geographic and cosmographic drawings among which this worldmap.

(About the Habashi sea) The flood is like that of the waters that lead the surplus of the rain, the melting snow, the springs, and the waters pouring into the sea, in gulfs, like those of Faris, and the Oceans. According to the description of the earth, which is given by the measurements and the representation of the earth, and on the basis of the astronomical (falaki) latitudes and lengths of their places, the length of this sea is 8,000 miles, and its breadth 2700 miles. It is under the sky's equator and begins from east to west, ....


Left the world-map in this book.


Taken from: Ibn Khaldun, Mukaddima


Ya’kub ibn Ishak al Kindi said that (the behaviour) of the Zanj is due to the weakness of their brain, which causes a weakening of the intellect.


Aqrabadhin; (The medical formulary)

Taken from: The medical formulary, or Aqrābādhīn by Kindī, Süleymaniye Umumı̂ Kütüphanesi


For freckles. Al-Kindi says that they will be lightened by two or three applications of barmecide drug.

Ivory dust 1 part

Yellow fig seed 1 part

Red kidney bean 1 part

Mungo bean 1 part

Honey 1 part

These are moistened with barley water. It is daubed on the face and hands. If it is too thick, use one-half part of the drugs.

The freckles will disappear, with God's help.