She was so clever and good worker, that she scalated all steps from scribe to administrator of the library of C贸rdoba and there she drawed the attention of Alhaken II, one of the monarchs who have been most concerned about culture in the Hispanic kingdoms (one of those nobody remembers) and freed her from slavery.
Within the court of Alhaken II, Lubna worked as a grammar teacher, as a poetesse, a personal secretary, a copyist, a mathematician and as calligrapher, for that reason some scholars pretend there is a mixture of different personalities in the figure of Lubna.
But I will maitain the same point many women would, in such a case. If it happened to be a man who did all that, surely nobody would doubt about the possibility that he did it alone, for exemple: Leonardo da Vinci the "Homo Universalis", but since she was a woman.. it may not exist a Mater Universalis, they had to be several women instead of one, because it would be impossible that all this work could be carried out by only one woman
The fact is that Alhaken had a special commission for Lubna, to collect as much knowledge as possible, so he sent her to El Cairo, Damascus and Baghdad to collect books that she brought to C贸rdoba. C贸rdoba library housed about 500,000 books.
Lubna did not work alone but gave the opportunity to another woman to accompany her as an assistant. About her, we only know her name, she was called Fatima. By the way, the destiny had prepared Lubna to be the founder of the royal library of Medina Azahara.
Unfortunately, with the early death of Alhaken and the rise of Almanzor, who burned the library in 979 and all her work was lost. Lubna died in exile in a Carmona palace 6 years later (although in a palace nobody is exiled.. at least she could survive).
The amount of exciting characters (between them Wallada and Lubna) almost unknown in Al-Andalus is scandalous. We'll keep talking about them until they appear in newspapers.