Scholars A-Z

Born on 900 Died on 887
Abbas ibn Firnas was an astrologer, astronomer, engineer and musician. Please click here for more information.
Born on 1600
Abd Al-Rahman ibn Faqi Mahmud was appointed as Qadi (judge) in 1553 CE to the post of Imam (leader of prayer) and Dean of the University of Sankore, Timbuktu. Click here for more information.
Abu al-Fadl J‘far ibn ‘Ali al-Dimashqi is the author of Kitab al-Isharah ila Mahasin at-Tijarah wa Marifat Jayyid al-A’rad wa Kadiiha wa Ghush-ush al-Mudallisin fiha (A Guide to the Merits of Commerce and to Recognition of Both Fine and Defective Merchandise and the Swindles of Those Who Deal Dishon...
Born on 897 Died on 967
Abū al-Faraj al-Iṣbahānī, in full Abū al-Faraj ʿAlī ibn al-Ḥusayn al-Qurashī al-Iṣbahānī, also called al-Iṣfahānī (born 897, Eṣfahān, Iran—died November 20, 967, Baghdad), literary scholar who composed an encyclopaedic and fundamental work on Arabic song, composers, poets, and musicians. Click he...