Born on 970 Died on 1023
In Muslim civilisation, no woman who had held power had borne the title of caliph or imam. Caliph has been a title exclusively reserved to a minority of men. However, although no woman ever became a caliph, as such, there have been women who became Sultanas and Malikas (queens). Sitt al-Mulk, the Fa...
Born on 1021 Died on 1058
Solomon ibn Gabirol was an Andalusian Hebrew poet and Jewish philosopher.
Born on 1480 Died on 1550
Sulaiman Al Mahri ibn Ahmad ibn Sulayman was a 16th-century Arab navigator. He was called "Al-Mahri" because he was a descendant of the Arabic tribe of Mahara. He was a student of the philosopher and scientist Ibn Majid and lived during the reign of Ottoman Turks.
Born on 27 Jun, 1956
Sultan bin Salman is a former Royal Saudi Air Force pilot who flew aboard the STS-51-G Space Shuttle mission as a payload specialist, and a member of the House of Saud. He is thus the first astronaut of royal blood, and the first Arab and Muslim to fly in outer space.