ARA 102 S21-2pm class Group 5 Non-Muslim Contributors to Islamic Science,…
ARA 102 S21-2pm class Group 5
Non-Muslim Contributors to Islamic Science
Hasdai ibn Shaprut
He was a physician, diplomat, and patron of science
he became the caliph Abd-ar-Rahman III confidant and faithful counselor.
Jewish Scholar born in Jaen, Spain
Helped inaugurate the golden age of Hebrew letters in Moorish Spain and was a powerful statesman in a number of major diplomatic negotiations.
Isaac Israeli ibn Solomon
Born in Egypt
known as Isaac Israeli the Elder and Isaac Judaeus,
one of the foremost Jewish physicians and philosophers living in the Arab world of his time
The father of medieval Jewish Neoplatonism
Hunayn Ibn Ishaq Abu Zayd
Belonged to the Syrian Nestorian Church
Translator, scholar, physician, and scientist.
Christian born in the city of al-Hira
most productive translator of Greek medical and scientific treatises in his day.
Qusta ibn Luqa
hysician, philosopher, astronomer, mathematician and translator
He wrote commentaries on Euclid and a treatise on the Armillary sphere
Syrian Melkite Christian
He wrote mainly on medical subjects, but also on mathematics and astronomy.
Physician from the Academy of Gundishapur
He became director of a hospital in Baghdad, and was personal physician to four caliphs.
Persian or Assyrian Nestorian Christian
He translated various Greek medical works into Syriac, but wrote his own work in Arabic.