free astro consultation in Vedic Astrology (Jyotisha) Posted August 9, 2007 · Report reply Islam Vs Astrology - 7 (last) Some famous Muslim astrologers Moghul monarch Humayun - He was a very pious man, famous and well known for his just. But he himself was very much devoted to astrology and used to practice it. It is evident from historical references. Al-Biruni - Everyone knows about Muslim scientist Al-Biruni (973-1016) but does not know that he was the councilor astrologer of King Al-Mahmud, who regularly took his advices. Al-Biruni stayed in India for 12 years and learned this from Indians. He writes 'Kitab Al-Tafhim Li Awail Sina-at Al Tanjim', it was translated in to English by R. Ramsay Wright later. In this book Al-Biruni begins with geometry, arithmetic, astronomy, geography, astrolabe and then goes to the discussion of astrology. Omar Khayyam - Omar Khayyam (1019-1135) was a famous poet but he was an astrologer of Khorasan. Omar was so perfect in his prediction that he even understood about his own death. He fasted on the day of his death, and when he was saying his prayer he said to Allah, "Oh Allah! I wanted you as best as I could. I beg that I should never be neglected from your kind." that was his life's last sentence. Musa Al-Khwarizmi - The Muslim scientist Abu Abdullah Ibn Musa Al-Khwarizmi was the one who first developed algebra and trigonometry. The word algebra came from the name of his book 'Hisab Algibr Wa Al-Mukabila'. He created the ever first map of the world and gave the idea of seven continents. He also wrote many other books on mathematics, geography etc. He was very much devoted to astrology and translated the Indian classic Siddhant (by Mahaveer) from Sanskrit to Arabic. He also translated many other Indian classics for his research. Ibn Sina - Ibn Sina (980-1037) the great Muslim scientist, developed 'Alchemy' from what the word 'Chemistry' came. He was also very much devoted to both astronomy and astrology and was was brilliant in it. Others - Other renowned astronomers and astrologers were Al Battani (858-929), Al Fazari etc. Muslim scientists invented 'Astrolab' to figure out planetary positions. Sextant was also invented by a Muslim scientist named Al-Khuzandi. Muslim kings highly encouraged astronomy and astrology, during their reigns many new stars and many new things were discovered. For this reason, one-third of total astronomical words come from Arabic language!