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Born on 1304 Died on 1375
Ibn Al-Shater was among the select group of geniuses in astronomy. He learned the art of ivory inlaying when he was a small boy and was, therefore, known as Al-Mottaem (the inlayer). He also collected an immense amount of money, which allowed him the freedom to concentrate on scientific research, an...
Abd al-Rahman al-Shafi'i wrote a handbook for the use of Police Officers in charge of markets enabling them for instance to verify weights and measures and to test the genuineness of wares. For more detail click here.
Born on 26 Jan, 1926 Died on 21 Nov, 1996
Mohammad Abdus Salam was a Pakistani theoretical physicist who, when he shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution to electroweak unification, became the first and only Pakistani to receive a Nobel Prize and also the first Muslim to win a Nobel Prize in science.
Born on 1068 Died on 23 Oct, 1134
Abū al‐Ṣalt, Umayya ibn ʿAbd al‐ʿAzīz ibn Abī al‐Ṣalt al‐Dānī al‐Andalusī was an Andalusian polymath whose works on astronomical instruments were read both in the Islamic world and Europe. He also worked as a physician, a teacher of alchemy, and wrote treatises on medicine, philosophy, music, and hi...