Scholars A-Z

Born on 700 Died on 800
The companion Al-Shifa bint Abduallah al Qurashiyah al-'Adawiyah had a strong presence in early Muslim history as she was one of the wise women of that time. She was literate at a time of illiteracy. She was involved in public administration and skilled in medicine. Her real name was Laila, however...
Born on 945 Died on 1020
Al-Sijzī, well known for his contributions to geometry, was also a prolific astrologer and astronomer. Click here for more information.
Born on 1445 Died on 1505
Al-Suyūṭī, in full Jalāl al-Dīn Abū al-Faḍl ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Abī Bakr al-Suyūṭī (born 1445, Cairo, Egypt—died October 17, 1505, Cairo), Egyptian writer and teacher whose works deal with a wide variety of subjects, the Islamic religious sciences predominating. Click here to f...
Born on 912 Died on 961
Ḥisdai ibn Shaprut was Jewish physician, translator, and political figure who helped inaugurate the golden age of Hebrew letters in Moorish Spain and who was a powerful statesman in a number of major diplomatic negotiations. Click here for more information.

Pages