Scholars A-Z

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...
Died on 796
Ya ʿqūb ibn Tāriq was the astronomer most closely connected with al–Fāzarīin introducing the Zīj al–Sindhind to Islamic scientists; he seems, in fact, to have collaborated personally with the Indian astronomer who came to Baghdad with an embassy from Sind in 771 or 773. The most important...
Born on 900
Yuhanna Ibn Batriq, an Assyrian, who produced the Sirr al-asrar. Click here for more information.