Scholars A-Z

Born on 1334 Died on 1405
Ibn Al-Furat was born in Cairo and lived between the years 1334-1405. He was a Hanafite scholar of Cairo, where he studied with notable scholars of the time. For more detail click here.
Died on 777
Ibrahim al-Fazari (d. 777 CE) was an 8th-century mathematician and astronomer at the Abbasid court of the Caliph Harun al-Rashid.   He composed various astronomical writings ("on the astrolabe", "on the armillary spheres", "on the calendar").   The Caliph ordered him and his son...
Died on 1278
Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr al-Farisi was an Islamic astronomer born in Aden. He is the author of al-Tuḥfa, which includes a treatise containing important information for the history of Islamic astronomy and its connection with the religion of Islam.
Died on 796
Credited to have built the first astrolabe in the Islamic world.

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