Ibn Al-Nadim (d. 993)
Abu Al-Faraj Muhammad ibn Ishaq ibn Abi Ya'qub Al-Nadim Al-Warraq Al-Baghdadî was a historian and bibliographer. He completed in 987-88 his "Index of the Sciences" or Fihrist al-Ulum. It is, to use his own words, "the index of the books of all peoples of the Arabs and non-Arabs whereof somewhat exists in the language and script of the Arabs, on all branches of knowledge" together with biographies and appreciations of the authors.
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by: FSTC Limited, Fri 27 July, 2007