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...
Abu l-Fath al-Isfahani was a mathematician. He was also an editor and commentator on several works of Apollonius' Conics.
Born on 1100 Died on 1200
Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Khair ibn 'Umar ibn Khalifa al-Ishbili is a Hispano- Muslim scholar, born in Seville in 1108-1109, studied in Seville and Cordova, and died in Cordova in 1179. He compiled a bibliography (Fihrist) containing more than 1400 titles of books composed by Spanish Muslims on every su...
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.