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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...
Born on 1403 Died on 16 Dec, 1474
Ali Al-Qushji was one of the most noteworthy and important scientists in the Islamic world. He wrote valuable works especially on astronomy and mathematics. He was a student and co-worker of the famous statesman and scientist Ulugh Beg. After Ulugh Beg's death, Ali Al-Qushji left Samarqand to Tabriz...
Born on 1172
Djamal Eddin Ibn Al-Qifti was a vizier around whom much scholarship thrived in Aleppo. He was born in Egypt, in the year 1172. At a young age, his father took him to Cairo to learn to read and write, then he left Cairo for Jerusalem then, finally Aleppo, where he spent the rest of his life, first by...
Born on 900 Died on 1012
"Amir Qabus": Shams al-Ma'ali Qabus ibn Wushmagir (978-1012 CE), a poet and patron of poets and scholars, he took part in the dynastic struggles between the Buyids and the Samanids for control of Khurasan and Jurjan, usually on the side of the Samanids, where he spent a great deal of time in exile....

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