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Died on 1469
Al-Wafaî was primarily a mathematician, muezzin and muwaqqit at the Muayyad mosque in Cairo and wrote a staggering number of forty treatises as listed by Rosenfeld and Ihsanoglu. For more detail click here.
Born on 900 Died on 1012
"Amir Qabus": Shams al-Ma'ali Qabus ibn Wushmagir (978-1012 CE), a poet and patron of poets and scholars, he took part in the dynastic struggles between the Buyids and the Samanids for control of Khurasan and Jurjan, usually on the side of the Samanids, where he spent a great deal of time in exile....
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.