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-FATḤ B. MAḤMŪD (or MOḤAMMAD) B. AL-QĀSEM B. AL-FAŻL AL-IṢFAHĀNĪ, an early 6th/12th century astronomer. His best known work is his revision of books V-VII of the Arabic translation, completed by Helāl b. Abī Helāl and Ṯābet b. Qorra, of the Cronica of Apollonius of Perge. Th...
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 1273 Died on 1331
Abu'l-Fida was a historian born in November-December 1273 in Damascus. His family had fled Syria owing to strong reports of a Mongol invasion. As P.M. holt puts it in the only available translation of the "memoir" sections of Abu'l-Fida's history compendium. Abu'l-Fida's memoirs are the hidden trace...

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