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Born on 07 Dec, 903 Died on 25 May, 986
The Egyptian astronomer Muhammad ibn Abi al-Fath al-Sufi (d. 1543) composed several treatises on the theory and the practice of the steelyard balance which enjoyed wide diffusion. Al-Sufi seems to be the last original representative of the classical Arabic tradition of works on balances and weights....
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.
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. Cl...
Died on 864
The physician, scientist and philosopher, ‘Ali b. Sahl Rabban al-Tabari was the son of Sahl Sahl Rabban al-Tabari. ‘Ali was born into an educated and intellectual Christian family. He wrote many books on philosophy, medicine and religious matters. In particular, his Firdaws al-hikma is the first eve...

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