ʿAbd al‐Wājid

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ʿAbd al‐Wājid
Born Mashhad, Iran
Died 1434
Kütahya, Turkey
Academic background
Influences Maragheh observatory, Muḥammad ibn Ḥamza al‐Fanārī, Jaghmīnī, Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi[1]
Academic work
Main interests Astronomy

Badr al‐Dīn ʿAbd al‐Wājid (or Wāḥid) ibn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al‐Ḥanafī (born in Mashhad, Iran – 1434 Kütahya, Turkey) was a notable Islamic astronomer who taught in the Ottoman Demirkapi Madrasa, a school for astronomical observation and instruction that was later renamed to the Wājidiyya Madrasa in his honor.[1]

In addition to Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi, he contributed to bringing the influence of the Maragheh observatory to Anatolia.[1]


  • Sharḥ al‐Mulakhkhaṣ fī al‐hayʾa ("A commentary on the Compendium of Astronomy"), a commentary on Jaghmīnī's famous work. Dedicated to Sultan Murād II.
  • Sharḥ Sī faṣl, a commentary on Ṭūsī's Persian work of astronomy. Translated into Turkish by Ahmed‐i Dāʿī.
  • Maʿālim al‐awqāt wa‐sharḥuhu, a work in the use of astrolabe written in verse using 552 couplets. Dedicated to Muḥammad Shāh (d. 1406), the son of al‐Fanārī (d. 1431).[1]