The sages of Arabia, Persia and North Africa rely on their masters as presented in their books. During the Dark Ages, the Arabian sages were guardians of the knowledge of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. They spend most of their time collecting and enchanting magical items like flying carpets and magical lamps, or dealing with genies.
Arabian sages have one weakness: they can develop a tendency to forget wizardology and study history, geography, alchemy and mathematics, as the lure of scientific knowledge can be too much to resist. Usually, a trip on a flying carpet or an encounter with a wise genie can solve this, but sometimes sages are so stubborn that they keep working in ways no wizard would approve of.