Averroes Ibn Rushd (childhood, and growing up) May14

Averroes Ibn Rushd (childhood, and growing up)...

Born in 1126 C.E. Abu al-Walid Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Rushd, otherwise known as just Ibn Rushd or Averroes, was destined for greatness. taking the aristotelian thought with a new mind, as islamic one, he changed many views and ideas that existed during his time, as well as inspired many new philosophers to his thought. Born in Spain during its Islamic era, he grew up with a new perspective of philosophy contrary to many philosophers and scientists that existed during his time. He had attended a school thought to be the ‘usual’ during his time, where his lessons started with the learning of Hadith, linguistics, jurisprudence, as well as scholastic theology. He believed in an open relationship between Religion and science, nothing is inappropriate to discuss between them in his perspective. Acknowledged as one of the great philosophers of time, he spread his word through many different ways, including his commentaries on Aristotle’s work, the responses through articles and books to the people that believe his work is against Islam, as he found a point between science and religion, and made sure to question religion with a scientific eye in his philosophies, as well as his construction of a sect or form of Aristotelianism that made sure to ‘cleanse’ the philosophy into something  more believable as well as critical, he had also spread his work through many other forms. he was regarded as the last influential Spanish-Muslim philosopher, at least mostly by his followers who believed that his philosophy is most interesting, as well as thoughtful as he is believed to be one of the first not to side with either Religion nor science but rather both. He achieved so by finding reasons for religion, and finding religious proof for science. Other than his...

Ibn Khaldun’s Legacy/Impact...

Ibn Khaldun was considered an iconic figure for people in the Middle East, but what seemed quite fascinating was that his legacy emanated throughout the West. This was the result of the biographies that were published in around the 1690s. The westrens were impressed with the idea of the philosophy of history and hence he became even more famous due to his intellect. It is believed that the main contributor that gave his name the fame in the western world is the fact that his philosophical books were translated. A British historian much like Ibn Khaldoun commented on his writing stating it was “undoubtedly the greatest work of its kind that has ever yet been created by any mind in any time or place,” and that of course led to other people trusting the views of this historian and giving Khaldoun even more attention. Ibn Khaldoun until this day is viewed to be one of the most influential figures because of his lifestyle, his traveling, and insightful theories. The title of “father of sociology” still remains his because of his thoughts and observations of the social etiquettes in the tribes and he was logical with his theories. His cultural knowledge that he bestowed upon his people and the whole world through his writings, it also explains the concept of asabiyya and enriches the understanding of the people. What Ibn Khaldoun initially aimed at was finding answers to certain questions that revolved around the idea of the historical change and the methods of philosophy together. Knowing that he was able to accomplish this much when it was not what he started doing at the beginning, is a motivation to other Muslims to attempt and reach what he did and expand further. There isn’t a specific...

Abbas Ibn Firnas’ Impact on Modern Aviation...

“Abbas ibn Firnas was the first person to make a real attempt to construct a flying machine and fly. In the 9th century he designed a winged apparatus, roughly resembling a bird costume. In his most famous trial near Cordoba in Spain, Firnas flew upward for a few moments, before falling to the ground and partially breaking his back. His designs would undoubtedly have been an inspiration for famed Italian artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci’s hundreds of years later.” Abbas Ibn Firnas “studied birds, falling seeds, leaves, feathers, and bats and devoted more than 20 years to building what seems to have been the first modern glider, with wings sewn of silk, wood, and actual feathers.” When he was in his 60s of age, he took some of his friends and observers to the Sierra Morena, a ridge outside Cordoba. Some reports state that he jumped off the hillside into the wind and remained in the air for 10 minutes, sailing over the farmland on the outskirts of  Cordoba. Only upon landing did he remember that he had omitted a critical part of his design, something not unlike a bird’s tail that allows it to control its descent. This important realisation came too late, because Ibn Firnas hit the ground fast and hard, breaking bones and leaving him in pain for the rest of his life (another twelve years). So he did survive to talk about his discovery, even if the outcome was less than perfect. “Illustrations of his flying device are not unlike the design for a glider that Leonardo Da Vinci drew nearly 700 years later. Ironically, Da Vinci is given credit for being the first modern thinker to seriously address the means of flight. Whether Da Vinci saw drawings or...

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Ibn Hazm

He was born on November 7th, 994 and died on August 15, 1064. He was born in Spain. He was a leading supporter and codifier of the Zahiri School of Islamic thought. It is said that he created 400 works but only 40 were found. In his works he covered a lot of things like Islamic jurisprudence, history, ethics, comparative religion, and theology and more. The Encyclopedia of Islam says that he is one of the leading thinkers in the Muslim world. He Is known as the father of comparative religious studies. He spent his time with people of power and the people that have great influence on other people all of his life. He knew things about the government that people would never know because he knew a lot of people in the government. The more time he spent with the people in the government the more he developed sad skepticism about the human nature and the ability of people to oppress and deceive other people. He believed that there was no refuge or truth except with god and that all humans were corrupt. All his experience made him eager and he had an observant attitude. He had really good education at Cordoba. Being very talented made him famous and made him enter under the service of the Caliphs of Cordoba and Al-Mansur Ibn Abi Aamir, Grand Viser until the very last of the Caliphs in Umayyad. In 1012 he was imprisoned for them thinking he supported the Umayyads’. In 1031 he went to his family estate and wrote all his activists ideas down. He covered everything   from Islamic studies to anthropology to a lot of things. It has been told that he really liked to travel and that he wrote about his...