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Ibn Abi Usaybi‘a, Muwaffaq al-Din (c. 590–668/c. 1194–1270)

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...Muwaffaq al-Din Abu al-‘Abbas Ahmad ibn Abi Usaybi‘a was a physician based in Damascus, and also in Cairo. He wrote an important text, the ‘Uyun al-anba’, a compilation of 380 biographies of Islamic and classical physicians...

Al-Shirazi, Qutb al-Din (634–710/1236–1311)

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... commentators. ibn SinaBibliography Further Reading Cooper J. , “From al-Tusi to the School of Isfahan,” in S. H. Nasr and O. Leaman (eds), History of Islamic Philosophy, ch. 33, London : Routledge, 1996, pp. 585–96 . Walbridge J. , The Science...

Mir Fath Allah Shirazi (d. 998/1590)

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... important commentaries on many of their works.Bibliography Further Reading Khan A. , “India,” in S. H. Nasr and O. Leaman (eds), History of Islamic Philosophy, ch. 62, London : Routledge, 1996, pp. 1051–75 ....

Al-Iji, ‘Adud al-Din (c.700–756/c.1300–55)

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...‘Adud al-Din al-Iji al-Iji was born at Ij, near Shiraz, where he served as qadi and teacher. His main work was on kalam , Islamic theology, and his efforts here are noted for their systematization of the genre. Al-Iji produced a commentary...

Ashtiyani, Mirza Mahdi (1306–72/1888–1952)

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...Ashtiyani Ashtiyani was born in Tehran in 1306/1888 and was first educated by his father in the religious sciences. He also studied medicine and mathematics, and went on to further training in Iraq in theology and jurisprudence with Sayyid...

Shah Muhammad (992–1072/1584–1661)

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...Shah Muhammad Shah Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Ahmad was born in Arkasa, in Badakhshan, and spent his first two decades there. He then moved to Balkh and Kabul in search of a shaykh , ending up in Lahore in 1023/1614–15, when he met and was impressed...

Ibn Al-Daya, Ahmad Ibn Yusuf (third/ninth century)

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...Ahmad ibn Yusuf ibn Ibrahim Abu Ja‘far came from an important political family based in Baghdad that later moved to Fustat in Cairo when their fortunes went into something of a decline. Ibn al-Daya worked on astronomy and philosophy. Few...

Al-E Ahmad, Jalal (1923–69)

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...Jalal Al-e Ahmad had a significant impact on twentieth-century Iranian thought. He was part of a tradition that tried to define what it was to be Iranian, buffeted as Iranians were by the forces of Islam, the West, and the Shah...

Ibn Al-‘Arif, Abu’l ‘Abbas Ahmad (481–536/1088–1141)

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...Abu’l ‘Abbas Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Musa ibn ‘Ata’ Allah al-Sahaj ibn al-‘Arif ibn al-‘Arif was born on 2 Jumada al-Awwal 481/Monday July 24, 1088, dying in Marrakesh on 23 Safar 536/September 27, 1141. His laqab comes from his father, who...

Al-Marwazi, al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali (d. after 306/918)

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...Suhrawardi, Shihab al-Din al-Marwazi, Al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali al-Mardini, Fakhraddin ibn Sina al-Balkhi, Abu Zayd The amir al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali al-Marwazi was a powerful supporter of the Isma‘ili movement, and he eventually became the chief da‘i...