Scholars A-Z

Born on 780 Died on 822
Muhammad b. 'Umar al-Waqidi was a historian, born in Medina in the 8th Century. Of his several writings the most significant is the Kitab al-Maghazi, one of the earliest standard histories of the life of the Prophet Muhammad. Click here for more information.
Born on 1094 Died on 1130
Abu Al- 'Ala' studied at Cordova at the school of Abu Al-Aina, a doctor who came from the Orient to Spain. He was even more successful as a physician than his father. He was attached to the court of al-Mutamid, the last 'Abbadid king of Seville (ruled from 1068 to 1091), and after the-conquest of Se...
Born on 900 Died on 1000
Abu Bakr Ibn Washiyya (alive in 218/930), the author or translator of many «Nabatean» books, among them the famous al-Filaha an-Nabatiyya, «the Nabatean Agriculture». Click here for more information.
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....