In 1983, the National Science Council of Pakistan and Hamdard Foundation published what was to become a very famous book. The name chosen by the then editor Hakim Mohammed Said for the book was ” personalities Noble “. The book contained a brief description of the life and scientific contributions of 26 towering figures of the golden age of Islamic.
Demand on the book was such that within a few years only a few rare copies were still in existence. Realizing the importance of the book, and appreciating its value a reference, especially to the younger generation in the Islamic world, IAS decided to publish a second revised edition of ” Personalities Noble “, in both English and Arabic.
IAS Secretariat staff together with the help of Jordan’s most senior translators worked on re-editing and revising the Arabic and English manuscript. Some touching-up on the portraits has to be done by an expert for added quality as well. The book has now appeared in a ISO-Pages volume, with the Arabic text on one side and English on the other.