Muhamad B. Ali Rustum Al-Khurasani

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Muhamad B. Ali Rustum Al-Khurasani was an engineer, who between 1146 and 1169, constructed the clock placed at the Bab Jairun (often called the bab as’aa, (door of the clock) of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, which had been burnt down in 1166-7. This clock was seen and described by travellers such as Ibn Jubayr, in 1184, and also subsequent travellers such as al-Qazwini and Ibn Battuta.

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