Scholars A-Z

Born on 1114 Died on 1201
Abu'l-Faraj ibn al-Jawzi was an Islamic scholar whose family traces their lineage back to that of Abu Bakr, the famous companion of the prophet Muhammad and first caliph. He belonged to the Hanbali school of jurisprudential thought.
Born on 1273 Died on 1331
Abu'l-Fida was a historian born in November-December 1273 in Damascus. His family had fled Syria owing to strong reports of a Mongol invasion. As P.M. holt puts it in the only available translation of the "memoir" sections of Abu'l-Fida's history compendium. Abu'l-Fida's memoirs are the hidden trace...
Abu l-Hasan 'Ali ibn Abi l-Rijal, was an Arab astrologer who was active in the first half of the ninth century. He penned the famous, Kitāb al-Mawālīd, or ‘Book of Nativities’. Click here for more information.
Al-Uqlidisi is a mathematician who is only known to us through two manuscripts on arithmetic, Kitab al-fusul fi al-hisab al-Hindi and Kitab al-hajari fi al-hisab. Despite this he is a figure of some importance and has prompted an interesting scholarly argument among historians of science. Click h...