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Died on 967
The Risala, "Al-risala al-mufassala fi ahwal al-muta'allimin wa ahkam al-mu'allimin wal-muta'allimin" is a treatise on the education of children written by Abu-l-Hasan 'Ali ibn Muhammad ibn Khala al-Ma'afiri al-Qairawani generally known as al-Qabisi (or Ibn al-Qabisi). Thanks to Ibn Khallikan, we kn...
Born on 1412 Died on 1486
Al-Qalasadi was a Spanish Islamic mathematician who took the first steps toward the introduction of algebraic symbolism by using letters in place of numbers. Click here for more information.
Born on 934 Died on 1013
Toledo was the residence of a great number of able architects. Fath B. Ibrahim (Fl. 934; d. 1013) was known as al-Qashari, a scholar, pious man and architect who, although flourishing in the Caliph court of Cordova, was also credited for building two mosques in Toledo. He also restored the fortifica...
Died on 1184
The best known are Nihayat al-rutba fi talab al-hisba by ‘Abd-al-Rahman al-Shayzari (d. 589/1193), and Ma’alim al-qurba fi ahkam al-hisba, by Diyya’ al-Din al-Qurashi, known as Ibn al-Ukhuwwa (d. 729/1329). The manuals for the guidance of the muhtasib are an important source for the reconstruction o...

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