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Died on 1525
Birjandī, a pupil of Manṣūr ibn Muʿīn al‐Dīn al‐Kāshī (who was a staff member of the Samarqand Observatory) and of Sayf al‐Dīn Taftāzānī, was known for his numerous astronomical commentaries and supercommentaries. Click here for more information.
Died on 1204
Andalusian astronomer of the 12th century (he died ca. 1204 CE). Born in present-day Morocco, he settled in Seville, and became a disciple of Ibn Tufayl and was a contemporary of Ibn Rushd. He wrote a Kitab al-hay'a that was translated into Hebrew, and then into Latin (printed in Vienna in 1531)....
The companion Al-Shifa bint Abduallah al Qurashiyah al-'Adawiyah had a strong presence in early Muslim history as she was one of the wise women of that time. She was literate at a time of illiteracy. She was involved in public administration and skilled in medicine. Her real name was Laila, however...
Died on 864
The physician, scientist and philosopher, ‘Ali b. Sahl Rabban al-Tabari was the son of Sahl Sahl Rabban al-Tabari. ‘Ali was born into an educated and intellectual Christian family. He wrote many books on philosophy, medicine and religious matters. In particular, his Firdaws al-hikma is the first eve...

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