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Died on 1525
Birjandī, a pupil of Manṣūr ibn Muʿīn al‐Dīn al‐Kāshī (who was a staff member of the Samarqand Observatory) and of Sayf al‐Dīn Taftāzānī, was known for his numerous astronomical commentaries and supercommentaries. Click here for more information.
Born on 700 Died on 800
The companion Al-Shifa bint Abduallah al Qurashiyah al-'Adawiyah had a strong presence in early Muslim history as she was one of the wise women of that time. She was literate at a time of illiteracy. She was involved in public administration and skilled in medicine. Her real name was Laila, however...
Baba Hassay Muhmud was an Imam, a master of jurisprudence, Arabic grammar, the biography of the Prophet and logic. He also acted as teacher and ensured that his students knew and understood his teachings to the best of their abilities. Click here for more information.
Born on 1360 Died on 1453
Mahmud b. Ahmad Badr al-Din al-'Ayni or al-'Ayntabi, was in addition to being cheif judge (qadi al-qudat) for several years, also frequently held the lucrative posts of controller of trust properties (nazir al-ahbas) and market inspector (muhtasib). Click here for more information.

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