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Born on 839 Died on 923
Al-Tabarî's acquisition of knowledge was to embrace not only history, Qur'an exegesis, Hadith and Fiqh, but he also possibly wrote in the field of ethics and had an educated person's interest in Arabic poetry. In Ta'rikh ar-Rusul wa'l-Muluk, a work that took forty years to complete, Al Tabarî looks...
Born on 900 Died on 960
Muhammad ibn-Umail al-Tamimi was often referred to as al-Sadik. In English al-Sadik becomes "Zadith" and ibn-Umail is translated as "son of Hamuel." He wrote three treatises on alchemy, the most famous of which is Kitab al-ma' al-waraqi wal-ard an-najmiyah, or The Book...
Born on 17 Feb, 1201 Died on 25 Jun, 1274
Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Hasan al-Tūsī (born in 18 February 1201 in Tūs, Khorasan – died on 26 June 1274 in Baghdad), better known as Nasīr al-Dīn al-Tūsī, was a Muslim Persian scholar and prolific writer in different fields of science and philosophy. He was an astronomer, mathematician, physicist,...
Died on 1213
Although Sharaf al‐Dīn al‐Ṭūsī is known especially for his mathematics (in particular his novel work on the solutions of cubic equations), he was also the inventor of the linear astrolabe, a tool that derives from the planispheric astrolabe but is more easily constructed. From his name we may i...

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