Scholars A-Z

Born on 04 Jul, 1095 Died on 17 Nov, 1188
Usama ibn Munqidh wrote an autobiography entitled Kitab al-Ittibar (Learning by Example), which is regarded as being historically important and is one of the first larger works of its kind. Usama witnessed the first decades of Crusader onslaught and settlement in the Muslim lands, and was himself a...
Born on 893 Died on 974
Abu Zakariyya Yahya ibn Adi b. Hamid, who is said to have lived from 893-974, is said to be one of the greatest of the series of important Arab-Christian theologian-philosophers of the 9th - 11th centuries. He was born in Takrit (Iraq) in 803, of Monophysite Christian parentage, and studied medicine...
Born on 1100
Yaḥya ibn Saʿīd al-Anṭākī (i.e. of Antioch) was a Melkite Christian historian and physician in the eleventh century. Click here for more information.
Born on 1400 Died on 1489
Al-Umawi, who's full name is Abu Abdallah Yaish ibn Ibrahim ibn Yusuf ibn Simak al-Umawi, is said to have lived from around 1400 to around 1489. Although al-Umawi lived in Damascus in Syria, he came from Andalusia in the south of Spain. Al-Umawi was a mathematical scholar of whic...

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