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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 07 Dec, 903 Died on 25 May, 986
Abu al-Husayn ‘Abd Al-Rahman al-Sufi (903-986), known also by his Latinized name of Azophi, systematically revised Ptolemy's catalogue of stars. Al-Sufi produced a revised and updated version of Ptolemy's Almagest in a major book called Kitab suwar al-kawakib (The Book of Fixed Stars), com...
Died on 946
Al-Sûlî authored a literary history, Kitâb al-Awraq fî Akbar Ahl al-Abbas wa Sha'rihim (Book of Pages on the History of the Abbasids and their Poetry). His Kitâb al-Awraq appears to have been divided originally into five or six parts, of which four have survived. For more detail click here.