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Born on 979 Died on 29 May, 1035
Ibn al‐Samḥ, known also as al‐Muhandis (the geometer), was a noted mathematician and astronomer in Andalusia and an important member of the school of Maslama al‐Majrīṭī centered in Cordova. Because of political unrest, Ibn al‐Samḥ fled to Granada where he lived out the rest of his life. There he wor...
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 Uthal or Ibn Athal was an Arab Christian who served as the personal physician of the caliph Mu'awiya I and was regarded as the most distinguished of the medical practitioners of the early Umayyad period. His medical knowledge can be considered a continuation of the tradition that existed in...
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...

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