Ibn Sina’s Childhood...

Today, the only information we have about Ibn Sina’s (see: Avicenna) early childhood comes from his own autobiography, other details of his life come from his disciple Al-Juzajani. Born in 980 near Bukhara, modern day Uzbekistan, Ibn Sina’s father was a governor of the village which they lived in, and grew up witnessing numerous and frequent intellectual meetings in his father’s house.  Ibn Sina had mastered the memorization of the Quraan, the holy Islamic book, by age 10. His memory and keen attention and fueled desire to seek knowledge stunned his professors. At 14 years of age, he was so driven by the philosophy branch metaphysics that he memorized Aristotle’s Metaphysics. His hunger for knowledge compelled him to teach himself the conceptual foundations of medicine and the basics of chemistry by age 16, and began successfully treating the ill near his vicinity, with a remarkably prominent incident where he treated the King of Bukhara of an identified illness, and was honored by being granted access to the Royal Library of Samanids, where he spent years intensely researching various aspects of science. The political turbulence in The Samanid Dynasty triggered severe instability in Bukhara  At only 21 years of age, Ibn Sina was a court physician and a political administrator. His father’s death greatly affected him, for without a mentor, he spent years wandering villages, working as a professor of philosophy and scientist by day, and holding discussions for him, students, and whoever was interested in anything that encompassed philosophy or medicine. Ibn Sina insists that he was mainly self taught through the teaching of Aristotle, Plato, and such. He has published over 450 books on philosophy, the two most prominent being “The Book of Healing”, an encyclopedia that covered nearly everything on philosophy, and...

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Mariam Fayed  10 T Ibn Sina (Avicenna) His childhood and education   Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥusayn ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn Sīnā, commonly known as Ibn Sina or his Latinized name (Avicenna) was a Persian scientist that was born in 980 A.D. in Bukhara which is currently in Uzbekistan. He was a great scientist that wrote almost 450 different treatises on a wide range of subjects, but mainly on philosophy and medicine. He spent his early year in Bukhara and started his journey of education, and by the age of ten he had memorized and studied The Holy Qur’an and was very intelligent especially in his sciences studies. As his thinking was very logical he started studying philosophy and engaging in many cultures like Greek and Muslim philosophies. He also studied many other topics and went deeper into this topic as he was inspired by the great philosopher of the time who was known as Abu Abdallah Natili. Ibn Sina was extremely intelligent even at a very young age, he was even awarded with a great degree of knowledge in medicine. Due to his great knowledge, studies, and interest in this field, at the age of 17 he had the great honor and was surprisingly able to cure the King of Bikhhara, Nooh Ibn Mansoor. As time passed and Ibn Sina grew older and achieved more in his life, he wrote his first book at the age of 21. By this time, he was well known of his great academic skills and knowledge in this field in the community or city that he lived in, Bukhara. Later on, he moved to different cities and  countries and helped cure many people along his journey, and was awarded. As his study life contiunues, he completes many of him...

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