Scholars A-Z

Born on 1130 Died on 1180
Al Samaw’al Ben Yahya al Maghribi (1171) drew up charts of computations of long division of polynomials; one of the best contributions to the history of mathematics.
Al-Saqati, wrote an essential treatise on Hisba (roughly commercial practice and law) and the other, Ibn al-Baytar, wrote the greatest treatise of medieval times on botany and herbals. Al-Saqati’s work on hisba and the Muhtasib has been edited by G.S. Colin and Levi Provencal under the French title...
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-Sijzi made a special study of the intersections of conics and found a geometrical means of trisecting angles; Al-Khujandi proved that the sum of two cubic numbers cannot be a cubic number; Maslama ibn Ahmad composed a commercial arithmetic and studied the amicable numbers, and so much more.Al-Sij...

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