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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...
Born on 946 Died on 1000
Al-Muqaddasi (or Al-Maqdisi), (b. 946 - d. 1000 C.E.), originally from Al-Quds (Jerusalem), hence his name, is by far one of the most instructive of all early Islamic writers on the society of Islam. His works, generally, can be found under the subject of geography. Related Articles: *  A...

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