Scholars A-Z

Died on 1469
Al-Wafaî was primarily a mathematician, muezzin and muwaqqit at the Muayyad mosque in Cairo and wrote a staggering number of forty treatises as listed by Rosenfeld and Ihsanoglu. For more detail click here.
Born on 1200 Died on 1300
Jordanus de Nemore, a European scholar of the 13th century, to whom various scientific works are ascribed in the fields of mathematics, astronomy and theoretical mechanics. Several of these texts reveal clear and strong influences from Arabic scientific works, many of which were translated into Lati...
Born on 1349 Died on 1405
Although fundamentally a preacher and legal cleric, Al-Damiri wrote one of the greatest medieval works on zoology and animals. This work, Hayat Al-Hayawan (The Life of Animals) has been edited repeatedly and has also been translated into English by Lieutenant Colonel Jayakar.   For more d...
Died on 1320
In this short bio-bibliography of Kamal al-Din al-Farisi, Dr Saira Malik presents succinctly the life and work of one of the most original scientists of the Islamic tradition. The author of Tanqih al-Manazir was indeed a prominent physicist, mathematician, and scientist of the early 14th century, an...