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Died on 1332
Shihab Al-Din Ahmad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab Al-Nuwayri was an encyclopaedist. The son of a civil servant, Al-Nuwayri was born in Upper Egypt but studied in Cairo, where he distinguished himself in jurisprudence and calligraphy. He followed in his father's footsteps, serving as a financial administrator i...
Umm Waraqa Bint Hareth, who participated in gathering the Quran and providing her nursing services to the warriors at the battle of Badr.
Died on 708
Waddah al-Yaman was a poet of the middle Umayyad period. 'Abd al-Rahman or ('Abd Allah) ibn Isma'il, 'the Bright from the Yemen', is said to have been of Southern Arabian origin or, according to others, to be descended from the Persians who had invaded South Arabia towards the end of the sixth centu...
Born on 1001 Died on 26 Mar, 1091
Wallada (known as Valada in Western scholarship), a princess of the Almohads, whose personal charms were not inferior to her talents, was renowned for her knowledge of poetry and rhetoric; her conversation was remarkable for its depth and brilliancy; and, in the academic contests of Cordoba, the cap...

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