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Died on 1441
Al-Maqrizî was a man of the law and a teacher in Cairo who collected his material, a great deal of which is absolutely unique, to compile his major work Kitâb Al-Khitat. For more detail click here.
Born on 896 Died on 956
One of the leading intellectual innovators was the historian Abu al-Hasan 'Ali ibn al-Husayn al-Mas'udi, born in Baghad in about 895 CE. Earlier and more traditional Muslim historians such as al-Tabari, whom al-Mas'udi greatly admired, collected vast quantities of material and set it down in roug...
Born on 972 Died on 1058
Al-Mawardi was a great jurist, mohaddith, sociologist and an expert in Political Science. He was a jurist in the school of Fiqh and his book Al-Hawi on the principles of jurisprudence is held in high repute. His contribution in political science and sociology comprises a number of monumental book...
Born on 973 Died on 1058
Al-Maʿarrī, in full Abū al-ʿAlāʾ Aḥmad ibn ʿAbd Allāh al-Maʿarrī  (born December 973, Maʿarrat al-Nuʿmān, near Aleppo, Syria—died May 1057, Maʿarrat al-Nuʿmān) was an Arab poet, known for his virtuosity and for the originality and pessimism of his vision. Click here for more i...