Scholars A-Z

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 1028 Died on 1087
A leading scholar and the foremost astronomer of his time (1028–1087). He flourished in Toledo, where he constructed instruments and conducted theoretical and observational researches in astronomy. Combining theoretical knowledge with technical skill, he excelled at the construction of precision ins...
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...
Born on 1091 Died on 1161
Famous physician of al-Andalus and one of the greatest medical clinicians of the western caliphate. Born in Seville in 1091, he studied in Córdoba. After a brief stay in Baghdad and Cairo, he returned to the Islamic West and worked for Almoravides as a physician. Later, Ibn Zuhr worked for 'Abd al-M...

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