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Born on 900 Died on 960
Muhammad ibn-Umail al-Tamimi was often referred to as al-Sadik. In English al-Sadik becomes "Zadith" and ibn-Umail is translated as "son of Hamuel." He wrote three treatises on alchemy, the most famous of which is Kitab al-ma' al-waraqi wal-ard an-najmiyah, or The Book...
Born on 122 Died on 1283
Muḥyi al-Dīn al-Maghribī was a Muslim astronomer and mathematician who worked in Damascus, Syria. He later worked under the guidance of Nasir al-Din Tusi in the Maragha observatory in Maragha, Ilkhanate of Persia.   Muhyi al-Din is most known for his works in trigonometry, Book on th...
Born on 1223 Died on 1292
One of the historians of Mamluk Egypt was Muhyi Al-Din Ibn Abd Al-Zâhir (1223-92) who wrote a contemporary biography of Baybars (ruled 1260-1277). He also wrote biographies of his successors, Qalawun (ruled 1279-90) and his son Al-Ashraf (1290-3). For more detail click here.
Nasruddin Khodja, known also as Mulla Nasruddin or simply Nasruddin, is the starring character in a vast number of amusing tales told in regions all over the world, particularly in countries in or near the Middle East. Each tale depicts Nasruddin in a different situation, and through his viewpoint t...

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