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Died on 763
Although she was a scholar of Hadith specifically, is Fatima bint al-Mundhir al-Qurayshiyya (b. 668 CE), from the generation of tabi'in in the Medina, who was her husband's ustadh, his authoritative teacher in this field. Click here for more information.
Died on 869
Merv produced one of the earliest and greatest scientists of Islam Ahmad ibn 'Abdallah al-Marwazi (Marwazi means from Merv) best known as Habash al-Hasib (the calculator) who flourished in Bagdad and died a centenarian between 864 and 874. He was an astronomer under the Caliphs al-Mamun and al-Mutta...
Born on 700 Died on 800
Jabir himself says to have learned with Harbi al-Himyari, Udhun al-Himar and a monk. After this, he maintains, he joined Ja'far al-Sadiq (d. 765) who taught him the whole of alchemy. Click here for more information.
Died on 1295
In the thirteenth century the military engineer Hasan al-Rammah (d. 695 AH/1295 AD) described in his book al-furusiyya wa al-manasib al-harbiyya (The Book of Military Horsemanship and Ingenious War Devices) the first process for the purification of potassium nitrate.

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