Scholars A-Z

Born on 900 Died on 887
Abbas ibn Firnas was an astrologer, astronomer, engineer and musician. Please click here for more information.
Born on 1200
'Abd Al-Rhaman Ibn Nasr ibn 'Abdallah ibn Muhammad al-Nabarawi al-Shafi'i (al-Adawi al-Shairazi) is an Egyptian scholar who flourished probably in the time of Salahuddin (sultan 1169-1193). He wrote a handbook for the use of police officers in charge of markets (muhtasib; hence, Spanish almotacen; t...
Abd Al-Rahman ibn Faqi Mahmud was appointed as Qadi (judge) in 1553 CE to the post of Imam (leader of prayer) and Dean of the University of Sankore, Timbuktu. Click here for more information.
Born on 1110 Died on 1180
Abraham ibn Daud (c.1110–1180) can be regarded as a pioneer in Jewish philosophy. Please click here for more information.

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