Scholars A-Z

Born on 04 Jul, 1095 Died on 17 Nov, 1188
Usama ibn Munqidh wrote an autobiography entitled Kitab al-Ittibar (Learning by Example), which is regarded as being historically important and is one of the first larger works of its kind. Usama witnessed the first decades of Crusader onslaught and settlement in the Muslim lands, and was himself a...
Died on 708
Waddah al-Yaman was a poet of the middle Umayyad period. 'Abd al-Rahman or ('Abd Allah) ibn Isma'il, 'the Bright from the Yemen', is said to have been of Southern Arabian origin or, according to others, to be descended from the Persians who had invaded South Arabia towards the end of the sixth centu...
Born on 1001 Died on 26 Mar, 1091
Wallada (known as Valada in Western scholarship), a princess of the Almohads, whose personal charms were not inferior to her talents, was renowned for her knowledge of poetry and rhetoric; her conversation was remarkable for its depth and brilliancy; and, in the academic contests of Cordoba, the cap...
Born on 893 Died on 974
Abu Zakariyya Yahya ibn Adi b. Hamid, who is said to have lived from 893-974, is said to be one of the greatest of the series of important Arab-Christian theologian-philosophers of the 9th - 11th centuries. He was born in Takrit (Iraq) in 803, of Monophysite Christian parentage, and studied medicine...

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