Scholars A-Z

Born on 1179 Died on 1229
Yaqut Al-Hamawi's early scholarly activities consisted in copying and selling manuscripts, whilst studying Arabic and grammar. Yaqut could not settle in one place though and travelled much, first as a merchant, then as a geographer fascinated by places and their diverse populations, dress and ways.
Born on 1400 Died on 1489
Al-Umawi, who's full name is Abu Abdallah Yaish ibn Ibrahim ibn Yusuf ibn Simak al-Umawi, is said to have lived from around 1400 to around 1489. Although al-Umawi lived in Damascus in Syria, he came from Andalusia in the south of Spain. Al-Umawi was a mathematical scholar of whic...
Died on 796
Ya ʿqūb ibn Tāriq was the astronomer most closely connected with al–Fāzarīin introducing the Zīj al–Sindhind to Islamic scientists; he seems, in fact, to have collaborated personally with the Indian astronomer who came to Baghdad with an embassy from Sind in 771 or 773. The most important...
Born on 900
Yuhanna Ibn Batriq, an Assyrian, who produced the Sirr al-asrar. Click here for more information.

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