Scholars A-Z

Died on 987
Sutayta did not specialize in just one subject but excelled in many fields such as Arabic literature, hadith, and jurisprudence as well as mathematics. It is said that she was an expert in hisab (arithmetics) and fara'idh (successoral calculations), both being practical branches of mathematics which...
Born on 1263 Died on 1328
Taqi Al-Din Ahmad Ibn Taymiyya (1263-1328) belongs to a family which has provided well known scholars such as his uncle Fakhr Eddin (d. 1225) and his paternal grandfather, Majid Eddin, (d. 1255). It was in Damascus where his father was the director of the Sukkariyya madrasa that he was educated and...
Born on 1526 Died on 1585
Taqī al-Dīn ibn Ma'rūf (1526-1585), was an Ottoman astronomer originary from Damascus who worked in Istanbul. Known as al-Rāsid (the observer) because of his fame as astronomer and especially as observer and head of the known Istanbul observatory, he excelled also in other scientific branches,...
Born on 836 Died on 18 Feb, 901
Abu al-Hasan Thabit ibn Qurra al-Harrani al-Sabi was born in Harran, now in southern Turkey. He was a prolific scientist of the ninth century. Click here for more information.