Scholars A-Z

Born on 900 Died on 960
Jewish physician and one of the first scholars to make a comparative study of the Hebrew and Arabic languages. He practiced medicine at the Fatamid court of al-Qayrawan, (now in Tunisia) and, like other educated Jewish people of his time, was versed in Hebrew. The work for which he is best known was...
Born on 1149 Died on 1209
Fakhr ad-Din ar-Razi was a philosopher and Muslim theologian.
Born on 1312 Died on 1359
Ibn al-Durayhim was a noted 14th Century Sunni scholar, merchant, and official. Click here for more information.
Al-Dimishqi was an economist who flourished in Damascus and other places in Syria. He composed the Kitab al-Ishara ila Mahasin al-Tijara wa Matrifa al-Jayyid al-Atrad wa Radiha wa Ghushush al-Mudallisin Fiha or Book Explaining the Benefits of Commerce and the Knowledge of Good and Bad Qualities [of...

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