Muḥammad b. Mūsā al-Khwārizmī

  title={Muḥammad b. Mūsā al-Khwārizmī},
  author={D. M. Dunlop},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society},
  pages={248 - 250}
  • D. M. Dunlop
  • Published 1 July 1943
  • History
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
In Baghdad of al-Ma'mūn's time there appears to have been a degree of intellectual enterprise, especially in the field of natural science, scarcely attained at any other period of Islam. The names of Muḥammad b. Mūsā al-Khwārizmī and Muḥammad b. Mūsā b. Shākir are well known among those which made the Caliphate of al-Ma'mūn, from this point of view, so celebrated in later times. Recently, while investigating the history of the Khazars, I was interested to see that al-Khwārizmī is credited by al…