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Born on 1403 Died on 16 Dec, 1474
Ali Al-Qushji was one of the most noteworthy and important scientists in the Islamic world. He wrote valuable works especially on astronomy and mathematics. He was a student and co-worker of the famous statesman and scientist Ulugh Beg. After Ulugh Beg's death, Ali Al-Qushji left Samarqand to Tabriz...
Born on 1533 Died on 1610
In Muslim Africa, several women excelled in various fields. Among them, Queen Amina of Zaria (1588-1589). She was the eldest daughter of Bakwa Turunku, who founded the Zazzau Kingdom in 1536. Amina came to power between 1588 and 1589. Amina is generally remembered for her fierce military exploits. O...
Died on 1265
Athir al-Din al-Abhari, an Islamic scholar of the seventh / thirteenth century, was born in the city of Mosul sometime around the year 597 CE. Click here for more information.
Born on 1360 Died on 1453
Mahmud b. Ahmad Badr al-Din al-'Ayni or al-'Ayntabi, was in addition to being cheif judge (qadi al-qudat) for several years, also frequently held the lucrative posts of controller of trust properties (nazir al-ahbas) and market inspector (muhtasib). Click here for more information.

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