Scholars A-Z

Born on 1700
Muhammad Baqir ibn Zayn al-'Abidin Yazdi, or Muhammad Baqir Yazdi as he is commonly referred to, wrote over a dozen works on astronomy and mathematics.Apparently, he was still active until 1637 CE. Click here for more information.
Died on 1278
Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr al-Farisi was an Islamic astronomer born in Aden. He is the author of al-Tuḥfa, which includes a treatise containing important information for the history of Islamic astronomy and its connection with the religion of Islam.
Born on 1523
“He was a source of blessing, a jurist, an accomplished scholar, a pious and ascetic man of God, who was amongst the finest of God's righteous servants and practising scholars.” The above is an excerpt from the 17th century chronicle, Tarikh al-Sudan, written by Abd al-Sadi. A fitting tribute t...
Died on 1229
Muwaffaq Al-Din Yaqub Ben Saklan was a Christian doctor of Jerusalem (d. 1229). He was an Oriental Christian who served as a manager of the hospital of Jerusalem under Muaddam the Ayyubid ruler. Muaddam took Yaqub into his service and showered him with gifts and honours. For more detail click her...

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