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Nusayba Bint Kaab Al-Mazeneya was one of the Muslim women who provided nursing services to warriors at the battle of Uhud (625 H). Click here for more information.
Born on 993 Died on 1056
Samuel ibn Naghrillah was the first major Hebrew poet, prime minister and commander-in-chief or the Muslim city-kingdom of Granada. He was at the same time an important Jewish scholar and skilled in astronomy. He and his son compiled three seperate volumes of his poetry, named after biblical books:...
Died on 1332
Shihab Al-Din Ahmad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab Al-Nuwayri was an encyclopaedist. The son of a civil servant, Al-Nuwayri was born in Upper Egypt but studied in Cairo, where he distinguished himself in jurisprudence and calligraphy. He followed in his father's footsteps, serving as a financial administrator i...