Scholars A-Z

Al-Hashimi was a Muslim astronomer who is known for penning the Kitāb fīʿilal al‐zījāt (Book of the reasons behind astronomical tables).
Born on 1050 Died on 1110
Abu Hatim al-Muzaffar b. Isma’il al-Isfizari was a mathematician and mechanician who flourished in Khurasan (north-east Iran). Click here to find out more.
Born on 1753 Died on 1825
The multi-volume chronicle of the Cairo scholar Abd al-Rahman al-Jabarti (1754-1825), known in Arabic as cAja-’ib al-atha-r fi- al-tara-jim wa-al-akhba-r, which translates roughly as The Most Wondrous Achievements: Biographies and Reports of Events, is the single most important primary source for th...
Born on 776 Died on 868
Widely believed to be of Ethiopian descent, the African-Arab, al-Jahiz (the more common appellation, due to an eye deformity) is referred to as the “father of the theory of evolution” by some historians. Born in 776 and raised in Iraq, through daily attendance at the Masjid (Mosque) lectures, such a...