Scholars A-Z

Born on 940 Died on 1000
Abu Sahl al-Quhi was an astronomer and mathematician. He is said to have been one of the leading figures in a revival and continuation of Greek higher geometry in the Islamic world. Click here for more information.
Born on 1355 Died on 1418
Shihab al-Din abu 'l-Abbas Ahmad ben Ali ben Ahmad Abd Allah al-Qalqashandi (1355 or 1356 – 1418) was a medieval Egyptian writer and mathematician.   Born in a village in the Nile Delta, al-Qalqashandi was scribe of the scroll (katib al-darj) in the Mamluk chancery in Cairo. He is the aut...
Born on 1412 Died on 1486
Al-Qalasadi was a Spanish Islamic mathematician who took the first steps toward the introduction of algebraic symbolism by using letters in place of numbers. Click here for more information.
Born on 934 Died on 1013
Toledo was the residence of a great number of able architects. Fath B. Ibrahim (Fl. 934; d. 1013) was known as al-Qashari, a scholar, pious man and architect who, although flourishing in the Caliph court of Cordova, was also credited for building two mosques in Toledo. He also restored the fortifica...

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