9am Section Group 4 Contributions of non-Muslims to Islamic science, Topic…
9am Section Group 4 Contributions of non-Muslims to Islamic science
Isaac Israeli Ben Solomon
One of the foremost physicians and philosophers of his time, regarded as the father of medieval Jewish Neo-Platonism.
All his works were written in Arabic and later translated into Hebrew, Latin, and Spanish;
He became the physician of the Fatimid caliph `Ubaid Allah al-Mahdi (909 to 934), at whose request he composed many medical writings
Qusta Ibn Luqa (820-912)
He produced many works of his own, writing mainly on medical subjects, but also on mathematics and astronomy.
Christian physician, philosopher, mathematician
Flourished in Baghdad and died in Armenia
Hunayn ibn Ishaq
A famous Nestorian physician and one of the greatest scholars of his time.
He first worked for the Banu , collecting Greek manuscripts and translating them into Arabic; he then became the leading translator of medical works.
Having learned so much from his translation work, he became a scholar in his own right, making excellent contributions in ophthalmology
Masawaih Al Mardini
He is largely known for his pharmaceutical books
In his works, he described some of the earliest methods of distilling empyreumatic oils and for the extraction of shale oil.
A great Arab Nestorian Christian physician, he worked at the service of the Fatimid caliph Al-Hakim bi-Amr Allah.
Hasdai ibn Shaprut
He flourished at the court of Abd al-Rahman III, and died at Cordoba.
A Hispano-Jewish scholar, physician, translator of Greek into Arabic, and patron of science.
He encouraged and supported Jewish science, and he is to be partly credited for helping transfer Jewish knowledge from the academies of Babylonia to Spain.
Topic (3) Islamic Science - 9am Class Group 4