Scholars A-Z

Born on 1197 Died on 1248
Ibn al-Baytar was born in Malaga and studied in Seville, where he collected plants with his teachers. Ibn-al-Baytar travelled in Spain and North Africa as an herbalist, and later lived in Cairo as Chief Herbalist. From Egypt he travelled extensively through Syria and Asia Minor, and died in Damascus...
Died on 991
Al-Shaykh al-Saduq is the title given to Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn 'Ali ibn Babawaih al-Qummi (علي بن بابويه القمي), or commonly known in English as Ibn Babawayh. He was the leading traditionist of his time (4th Century A.H.) and one of the most outstanding traditionists of Shi'ite Islam. He earned th...
Died on 1138
An Andalusian scientist who was also a philosopher. He let works in astronomy, philosophy, medicine and physics. He was born in Zaragoza in what is today Spain and died in Fez, Morocco, in 1138. His thoughts had a clear effect on Ibn Rushd and Albertus Magnus. Most of his writings and book were n...
Died on 1160
A famed architect who also contributed to the erection of the Giralda, is Ahmad ibn Baso. He spent his youth in Seville, and in 1160 directed architectural works for the Almohads at Gibraltar, later erecting some public buildings and frontier fortresses in Cordova. For more detail click here.