Scholars A-Z

Born on 786 Died on 833
Al-Ḥajjāj ibn Yūsuf ibn Maṭar was an Arab mathematician and translator.   Almost nothing is known about his life, except that he was active in Baghdad, then the capital of the ʿAbbāsid Empire.   He was the first author who translated Euclid's Elements from Greek into Arabic. Hi...
Al-Hashimi was a Muslim scholar. Hashimi's only known major work is the Kitāb fīʿilal al‐zījāt (Book of the reasons behind astronomical tables).
Died on 1095
Al-Humaydi wrote Jadh'watu-i-muktabim (The Sparkle of Fire). Its contents are the lives of eminent Spanish Muslims, divided into ten parts, and preceded by a valuable historical introduction. For more detail click here.
Born on 25 Jun, 1936
Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie was President of Indonesia from 1998 to 1999. His presidency was the third, and the shortest, after independence.