Scholars A-Z

Born on 1200
'Abd Al-Rhaman Ibn Nasr ibn 'Abdallah ibn Muhammad al-Nabarawi al-Shafi'i (al-Adawi al-Shairazi) is an Egyptian scholar who flourished probably in the time of Salahuddin (sultan 1169-1193). He wrote a handbook for the use of police officers in charge of markets (muhtasib; hence, Spanish almotacen; t...
Born on 1600
Abd Al-Rahman ibn Faqi Mahmud was appointed as Qadi (judge) in 1553 CE to the post of Imam (leader of prayer) and Dean of the University of Sankore, Timbuktu. Click here for more information.
Born on 1185 Died on 1230
In 1224 Al-Marrakushi completed a history of the Almohad dynasty, preceded by a summary of Spanish history from the Muslim conquest to 1087 (Kitab al-Mujib fi Talkhis Akhbar ahl al-Maghrib). For more detail click here.
Died on 942
Abdus al-Jahshiyari authored Kitâb al-Wuzara' wa'l-Kuttab (Book of the Viziers and Secretaries), an extensive work which began in pre-Islamic times, and gave an account of the secretaries of the Prophet (pbuh) and the secretaries of his successors down to the end of the Umayyad Caliphate. The narrat...