Scholars A-Z

Born on 1106 Died on 1176
Ibn Asakir distinguished himself with his great History of Damascus: Tarikh Dimashq. He lived in Damascus and taught tradition at the Ummayad Mosque. For more detail click here.
Ibn Athal served as physician to Caliph Mu'awiya. He originated from a Christian family. Click here for more information.
Died on 991
Al-Shaykh al-Saduq is the title given to Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn 'Ali ibn Babawaih al-Qummi (علي بن بابويه القمي), or commonly known in English as Ibn Babawayh. He was the leading traditionist of his time (4th Century A.H.) and one of the most outstanding traditionists of Shi'ite Islam. He earned th...
Died on 1138
An Andalusian scientist who was also a philosopher. He let works in astronomy, philosophy, medicine and physics. He was born in Zaragoza in what is today Spain and died in Fez, Morocco, in 1138. His thoughts had a clear effect on Ibn Rushd and Albertus Magnus. Most of his writings and book were n...