Banu Musa

Banu Musa

(bäno͞o` mo͞osä`), family of Arab mathematicians and astronomers of the 9th cent. A.D. The name means "sons of Musa" and refers to the three brothers, Muhammad, Ahmad, and al-Hasan. They supervised the translation of Greek scientific works into Arabic and helped to found the Arabic school of mathematics. The most important work ascribed to them is the geometrical treatise Book on the Measurement of Plane and Spherical Figures.
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Among them are discussions of the cities Baghdad and Basra and of important people such as al-Baqullani in theology, the three brothers called the Banu Musa in the sciences, the Abbasid chancellor family Barmakids, and Batazid Bastami in the mystical tradition.
However, even after the death of Caliph al-Ma'mun, Banu Musa carried on observation activity such as at Samarra'.
Its engineers such as Al-Jazari and Banu Musa brothers laid the foundation of modern engineering and developed ingenious devices such as the first robot, it said.