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Died on 988
In the year 972 (361 A.H.) the Muslim merchant and traveller, Ibn Hawqal, visited the island of Sicily (Siqiliya). The description of his visit, taken from his larger work, Kitab al-masalik wa-l-mamalik, is limited to the city of Palermo and its environs. At the end of the chapter on Sicily, the aut...
Born on 1122 Died on 1213
'Muhad̲h̲d̲h̲ib al-Dīn Abu ’l-Hasan ʿAlī B. Aḥmad, a physician, born in Bag̲h̲dād 515 (1122), studied grammar and fiḳh at the Niẓāmīya but later turned to medicine. He became court physician to the S̲h̲āh-i Arman at Ḵh̲ilāṭ and there amassed great riches; he next entered the service of Badr al-Dīn L...
Died on 903
Ibrahim Ibn Hilal as Sijilmassi (d. 903 h.) did a classification and an exegesis of these fatwas in his book ad Durru an Nathîr ‘ala Ajwibat Abi al Hasan as Sughayir. Click here for more information.
Born on 830 Died on 910
Abū Yaʿqūb, Isḥāq ibn Ḥunayn was an influential physician and translator, known for writing the first biography of physicians in the Arabic language. He is also known for his translations of Euclid's Elements and Ptolemy's Almagest. He is the son of the famous translator Hunayn Ibn Ishaq.

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