Scholars A-Z

Born on 1162 Died on 1213
Abd al-Latif travelled extensively and spent a large part of his life in Aleppo, Cairo and Damascus, all three of which were important intellectual centres in the medieval Islamic world. Under the supervision of numerous famous teachers, he first studied introductory subjects - such as Arabic gramma...
A 10th century mathematician from Iran. He flourished around 982 CE in Isfahan. Editor of, and commentator on, some books of Apollonius' Conics. His work on the Conics was known in Europe.
Born on 1100 Died on 1200
Abū l-Khayr al-Ishbīlī was an agronomist and botanist who lived in Seville. His most important works are: 1. Kitāb al-Filāḥa (Treatise on agriculture). Existing manuscripts fail to provide a complete text of this work. Famous for its chapters on the planting and grafting of trees and bushes, it comb...
Born on 1114 Died on 1201
Abu'l-Faraj ibn al-Jawzi was an Islamic scholar whose family traces their lineage back to that of Abu Bakr, the famous companion of the prophet Muhammad and first caliph. He belonged to the Hanbali school of jurisprudential thought.