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JABER IBN HAYYAN – Podcast...

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Jabir Ibn Hayyan – Background and Childhood...

Introduction: Jaber ibn Hayyan also known Geber, is one of the most prominent Islamic scholars. He was one of the most well-known alchemists, and was labelled as “the father of Chemistry”. Ibn Hayyan was born in 721 (103 H), and died 815 (200H). Being a polymath, he wrote over 300 books on philosophy, 1,300 books on mechanical devices and military machinery, and hundreds of other books on alchemy. It is reported that Jabir was a polymath who wrote 300 books on philosophy, 1,300 books on mechanical devices and military machinery, and hundreds of books on alchemy. He is considered to be the founder of experimental chemistry, and had lots of discoveries in the field of Chemistry. Background: Jaber Ibn Hayyan was born in Tus, Khorasan, in Iran (known as Peria), which was ruled by the Umayyad Caliphate at the time. There has been a difference in opinion between different historical sources as to his background and origin. While some sources claim that he was a Persian from Khorasan (who later went to live in Kufa), others say he might be of Syrian origin, and later lived in Iraq and Persia. However, most historical sources refer to him as Persian. Ibn Hayyan has also been reported to be Hayyan Al-Azdi’s son. Hayyan al-Azdi was a pharmacist from Yemen who later emigrated to Kufa, and also lived during the Umayyad Caliphate. That information, however, has not been clearly confirmed as others, such as historian Henry Corbin, believe he was a part of the Azd tribe. Ibn Hayyan started his rode in alchemy at the court of Harun al-Rashid, where he wrote from him “Kitab al-Zuhra”, or “The Book of Venus”. He was also a supporter of the Abbasid revolt against the Umayyads, and gathered support for...