Jewish Philosopher Maionides (1135-1204 CE), also known as Moses ben Maimon. He was a prominent astronomer, physician, and one of most prolific and influential Torah scholars of the Middle Ages.
Ibn Rushd (1126-1198 CE), who’s referred to in Latin literature as Averros, is known to the Western world for his commentary on Aristotle. He’s also regarded as one of the greatest thinkers and philosophers in history.
Pope Sylvester II (946-1003 CE) also studied at Al-Qarawiyyin. He was a prolific teacher and scholar in maths, and is said to be the first to introduce the decimal numeral system using Hindu-Arabic numerals to Europe.
Muhammed Al-Idrisi (1100-1165 CE), a North African Arab who lived in Palermo, Sicily (Italty), whose maps aided the European explorations during the Renaissance, is said to have lived in Fes and thus taught at Al-Qarawiyyin.
The reason for Fatima's endeavor was to establish a central location for teaching, learning, and spirituality for the new community that welcomed her. She wanted to leave something behind for the world that would outlive her and continue to give back even after she passed. She could have used the money she had to enjoy the rest of years. Instead, she decided to invest in society and became a figure who would be engraved into time & history
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