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Al-Mubarrad, Abu’l ‘Abbas (d. c. 286/900)

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...Al-Mubarrad was born in Basra in 210/826, or perhaps earlier, and was a participant in the discussions over the nature of language, literature, and the Qur’an that were such hot topics at that time. In Basra he came into contact...
...‘Abd al-Jabbar b. Ahmad b. Khalil was born in Asadabad, a town in the southwest of Hamadan, probably around 325/937 and died in Rayy in 415/1025. He was one of the last great thinkers of the Mu‘tazilite school.‘Abd al-Jabbar’s father...
...Razi, Abu Hatim al-Qushayri, Abu’l-Qasim ibn Furak, Abu’l Hasan al-Baghdadi, Abu Mansur Abu Mansur ‘Abd al-Qahir b. Tahir b. Muhammad al-Tamimi al-Baghdadi was born in Baghdad. His date of birth is unknown. His first teacher was his father,...

Al-Baghdadi, ‘Abd al-Latif (557–629/1162–1231)

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...‘Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi, Muwaffaq al-Din Abu Muhammad b. Yusuf, also called Ibn al-Labbad, a versatile scholar and scientist, was born in Baghdad in 557/1162, and died there in 629/1231. In Baghdad he studied grammar, law, and tradition...

Ibn Battuta, Abu ‘Abd Allah (d. 770/1368–9 or 779/1377)

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...Abu ‘Abd Allah Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Allah ibn Battuta was a North African traveler whose account of the Islamic world that he visited played an important role in introducing his contemporaries to the extent of that world. He left Tangiers...

Ibn Al-Jawzi, Abu al-Faraj ‘Abd al-Rahman (c.511–97/c.1116–1201)

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...Abu al-Faraj ‘Abd al-Rahman ibn ‘Ali ibn al-Jawzi was an extraordinarily prolific author. He is said to have composed somewhere between 200 and 2,000 books. He wrote on virtually every subject then known, including history, theology, love...

Ibn Masarra, Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Allah (269–319/883–922)

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...Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Allah ibn al-Masarra was born in Cordoba into a commercial family, to a father given to theological al-Razi, Abu Bakr ibn Maytham, ‘Ali ibn al-‘Arabi, Muhyiddin speculation, since it is said that he traveled to Basra...

Al-Jurjani, ‘Abd al-Qahir (d. 471/1078 or 474/1081)

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...‘Abd al-Qahir Abu Bakr b. ‘Abd al-Rahman Majd al-Din al-Jurjani was born and raised in Jurjan and died in 471/1078 or 474/1081 in the same city. Though information about his life and his time is very limited, it is clear that he...
...The author of the renowned work al-Insan al-kamil (The Universal Man), ‘Abd al-Karim b. Ibrahim al-Jili, was born in Jil, Baghdad, and became a well-known name in much of the Islamic world from Turkey to Indonesia. Little is known of his...
...Abu Muhammad Yunus Yunus b. ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Qummi is reported to have been born in the time of the Umayyad caliph Hisham b. ‘Abd al-Malik (ruled 105–25/723–43). The exact date of his birth is uncertain. He died in 208/823 in Medina. Yunus...