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Muhammad Khwarizmi

Muhammad Khwarizmi was a Persian Mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, geographer, and historian in the 8th and 9th centuries. Khwarizmi's work on arithmetic was responsible for introducing a set of 10 symbols—1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0. In “The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing” Khwarizmi [...]


Ibn Sina, also known as Abu Ali Sina, and often known in the west as “Avicenna” was a Persian polymath who is regarded as one of the most famous and influential Iranian philosophers and scientists and is known as the” father of modern medicine”. The Canon of Medicine discussed the most [...]

Abu Bakr al-Razi

Abu Bakr al-Razi (Razi) was Persian polymath in the studies as physician, alchemist, and philosopher in the 9th and 10th centuries. He was an important figure in medicine with numerous discoveries in compounds and chemicals including alcohol and sulfuric acid. As chief physician of Baghdad and Ray hospitals, he was [...]

Saadi Shirazi

Saadi Shirazi was a Persian poet and prose writer from the city of Shiraz in the 13th century. Saadi was one of the greatest poets of the classical literary tradition. He was known as “Master of Speech” among Persian scholars and recognized for the depth of his social and moral [...]

Resources For Students

Educational Mentorship aimed at assisting gifted students to achieve their ambitions is a critical component of the YAS Foundation work. The YAS Foundation mentorship philanthropy emulates the intent of Senator J. William Fulbright. “The Fulbright Program’s mission is to bring a little more knowledge, a little more [...]

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