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Ibn al-'Awwam was a botanist who is the author of a book on farming: Kitâb al-Filaha. In this treatise, Ibn al-'Awwam proposes four procedures to collect rain water, and other artificially obtained waters. For more detail click here.
Abu al-Fadl al-Abbas Ibn al-Ahnaf, of the clan Hanifa, was a famous love poet. His family had emigrated to Khurasan, but probably returned to Basra before he was born (about 133/750). He began his career in Baghdad, where he became a favourite of Harun al-Rashid, whom he accompanied on campaigns to...
Born on 1286 Died on 1349
Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm ibn al-Akfani, is mostly remembered by Arabic bibliographers as a physician and an encyclopedic mind. He was born in 1286 in the city of Sinjār (present-day northern Iraq) and spent most of his life in Cairo, where he worked in the 13th-century Al-Mansuri Hospital and died a vic...
Born on 29 Dec, 1256 Died on 31 Jul, 1321
Ibn al-Banna, whose full name was Abu 'l-Abbas Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Uthman al-Azdi, was born in 1256 in Marrakech. There is a claim that Ibn al-Banna was born in Grenada in Spain and moved to North Africa for his education. What is certain is that he spent most of his life in Morocco. This confusi...

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