Scholars A-Z

Born on 950 Died on 1013
Ashari theologian and Maliki jurist of Iraq. Instrumental in propagation of Ashari kalam, though his own doctrinal contribution is difficult to distinguish. Debated at Buwayhid and Byzantine courts. Was appointed teacher of the Buwayhid ruler's son, Samsam al-Dawla. Supported the doctrine of the apo...
Born on 853 Died on 929
Al-Battani made remarkable accurate astronomical observations at Antioch and ar-Raqqah in Syria. Click here for more information.
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)....