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Ibn Rushd –Biography             Ibn Rushd is commonly known as Averroes in Latin West, where he lived in a period known to be unique in Western history, where philosophy and theology were spreading in the Muslim world. Ibn Rushd was born in 1128 C.E in Cordova, Spain, in a family that is best known for its public service. His father and grandfather held important positions in Cordova, and were well known for the teaching they have established in schools. Ibn Rush’s education was similar to that of his father, where he studied hadith, linguistics, jurisprudence and scholastic theology. It is also said that he studied science and philosophy, and had a sense towards law, where he spent his life as a jurist. He was influenced by Ibn Bajjah’s philosophy, and his liking towards medicine goes back to the workings of Abu Marwan Ibn Zuhr. Ibn Rushd’s writings include writings on philosophy and religion, as well as metaphysics and psychology. The thought of Ibn Rushd is extremely rationalist, and he spent 30 years of his life dedicated to philosophical writings, and he is until now, considered one of the greatest Andalusian philosophers. Ibn Rushd set out mix and put Aristotelian philosophy with Islamic thought. He also believes that there isn’t a problem if philosophy is mixed with religion, since if they are both properly understood they will make a lot of sense together. He has had many contributions to philosophy, especially with his writings on Aristotle, and his writings of him defending philosophy when it was attacked by Islamists who believed that Islam is different than his philosophy. Because of his many writings on Aristotle, in the 13th century he was recognized by the Western world was the commentator of Aristotle. Where after Aristotle’s death,...