Scholars A-Z

Born on 70 Died on 80
Mansour Zalzal, was an Arab Musician and composer of Al-Kufa during the Abbasid era. Contributed musical scales that were later named after him (the Mansouri scale, Arabic,المقياس المنصوري) and introduced positions (intervals) within scales such as the wasati-zalzal.   Mansour M...
Born on 1200
Al-Tarsusi wrote a military manual for Salah al-Din titled "Instruction of the Masters on the Means of Deliverance in Wars from Disaster, and the Unfurling of the Banners of Information: On Equipment and Engines which aid in Encounters with Enemies." In it we find the first clearly written record of...
Maryah al-Qibtiyyah, an Egyptian woman of the first century CE, wrote on alchemy, and finds her place among books by savants of antiquity that were studied by the scholars of the Islamic world.
Died on 758
In chemistry, historical sources quote the name of Maryam Al-Zinyani. Some scholars suggested that Maryam Al-Zinyani is Maryam bint Abdullah al-Hawary who died in year 758 CE in Kairouan. In addition to writing poetry, Maryam was skilled in chemistry.