Famous muslim woman scientist who designed and constructed astrolabes

Published August 15, 2013 by AbdulJabarAzimi

Mariam “Al-Astrolabiya” Al-Ijliya lived in the tenth century was a famous scientist who designed and constructed astrolabes.

Astrolobes are like a what we know as a GPS ; they determine the position of the sun and planets. They were used to tell time and for navigation .

Her hand-crafted designs were so intricate and innovative that she was employed by the ruler of the city, Sayf Al Dawla, from 944 AD until 967 AD.

She worked under the Islamic Caliphate, a system that allowed women to excel in society .

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