Scholars A-Z

Born on 1223 Died on 1292
One of the historians of Mamluk Egypt was Muhyi Al-Din Ibn Abd Al-Zâhir (1223-92) who wrote a contemporary biography of Baybars (ruled 1260-1277). He also wrote biographies of his successors, Qalawun (ruled 1279-90) and his son Al-Ashraf (1290-3). For more detail click here.
Nusayba bint Harith al-Ansari, also called Umm ‘Atia, took care of casualties on the battlefields and provided them with water, food and first aid. In addition, she performed circumcisions. Click here for more information.
Born on 700 Died on 800
Raja ibn Haywah was one of the two engineers who were instructed to design the Dome of the Rock. Click here for more info.
Born on 1200 Died on 1300
Salah Al-Din ibn Yusuf Al-Kahhal bi-Hama (i.e. the eye doctor of Hama) was a Syrian oculist who flourished in Hama in 1296. He wrote for his son a very elaborate treatise of ophthalmology entitled Nur al-Uyun wa Jami al-Funun (Light of the Eyes and Collection of Rules). For more detail click here...

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