Scholars A-Z

Born on 786 Died on 833
Al-Hajjaj ibn Yusuf ibn Matar was one of the most influential translators of the late 8th and early 9th centuries in Baghdad, then the capital of the ʿAbbāsid Empire. Click here for more information.
Born on 912 Died on 961
Ḥisdai ibn Shaprut was Jewish physician, translator, and political figure who helped inaugurate the golden age of Hebrew letters in Moorish Spain and who was a powerful statesman in a number of major diplomatic negotiations. Click here for more information.
Born on 950
Ibn Yunus was an astronomer and a mathematician; and came to fame in 1804 when a Leiden manuscript of his was first studied. Ibn Yunus' main work was al-Zij al-Hakimi (Zij meaning an astronomical handbook) which begins with a list of observations made by him and others.
Born on 910 Died on 1005
The Ying Tian Li (Heavenly Accordance Calendar) prevalent in the early Song Dynasty, was influenced by a Muslim scholar named Ma Yize. Ma Yize is said to have lived through the years 921 - 1005 CE. In this book he introduced a system of seven days a week, and thus laid a foundation for the conversio...