Muhamad B. Ali Rustum Al-Khurasani was an engineer, who between 1146 and 1169, constructed the clock placed at the Bab Jairun (often called the bab as'aa, (door of the clock) of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, which had been burnt down in 1166-7. This clock was seen and described by travellers such...
Born on 1700
Muhammad Baqir ibn Zayn al-'Abidin Yazdi, or Muhammad Baqir Yazdi as he is commonly referred to, wrote over a dozen works on astronomy and mathematics.Apparently, he was still active until 1637 CE. Click here for more information.
Died on 1278
Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr al-Farisi was an Islamic astronomer born in Aden. He is the author of al-Tuḥfa, which includes a treatise containing important information for the history of Islamic astronomy and its connection with the religion of Islam.
Muhammad b. Ahmad al-Mizzi lived in Damascus and worked there as a muwaqqit (time keeper) of the rabwa, and then of the Umayyad Mosque. He is the author of several works on astrolabes and quadrants. His quadrants sold for two dinars and more, his astrolabes for 10 dinars and more. In 1326/7 he const...