Scholars A-Z

Born on 982 Died on 1056
Ibn Zur'a was a philosopher and translator. He was fluent in both Syriac and Arabic. 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 1074 Died on 1144
Abu al-Qāsim Maḥmūd ibn ʿUmar al-Zamakhsharī, also called Jār Allāh (Arabic: “God’s Neighbour”)   (born March 8, 1075, Khwārezm [now in Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan]—died June 14, 1144, Al-Jurjānīya, Khwārezm), Persian-born Arabic scholar whose chief work is Al-Kashshāf ʿ...
Born on 1533 Died on 1610
In Muslim Africa, several women excelled in various fields. Among them, Queen Amina of Zaria (1588-1589). She was the eldest daughter of Bakwa Turunku, who founded the Zazzau Kingdom in 1536. Amina came to power between 1588 and 1589. Amina is generally remembered for her fierce military exploits. O...

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