Islamic Scholars: People That We, Muslims Should Look Up to.

Topics: Early Islamic philosophy, Qur'an, Muhammad Pages: 4 (1174 words) Published: October 13, 2010
Since the beginning of time, men have strived to educate themselves with knowledge. The purposes of equipping themselves with proper learning ways are no other than to improve day to day living experiences and routine. Names like Plato, Aristotle, Einstein, Kirchhoff and others often springs to our mind. Many had forgotten those Islamic scholars that were once growing like mushrooms. Sadly, even Muslim these days are unaware of these people.

1)Ibn Khaldun
Given name is Abu Zaid Abdul Rahman Bin Muhammad Bin Khaldun Al-Hadrami. He was born in the capital of Tunisia, Tunis on Ramadhan 1st, 732 Hijri or May 27th, 1332. Ibn Khaldun is a famous figure in many fields such as astronomy, economy, history, philosophy and others. He attained his early education by studying the Holy Quran. During his tender years, he was already a Hafiz and as he was growing up, he had learned a lot of subjects such as Arabic linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, logic and others. Muqadimmah was his famous written work other than Al-Ibbar and Al-Ta’rif. He has contributed in many fields especially economy.

2)Ibn Sina (Avicenna)
Abu Ali Hussein Bin Abdullah Bin Hassan Bin Ali Bin Sina or also known as Avicenna in the western world was born in Bukhara in 980 or 370 Hijri. He is known for his exceptional ability in medicine. Early years of his life, he had memorized the Holy Quran and lauded as a child prodigy. From then on, he continued learning in various fields such as astronomy, physics, mathematics and philosophy. Due to his contribution in curing one of the Emirs back then he was appointed as one of the important figure in the country. Qanun Fi At-Tibb, Al-Najah, Al-Isyarah and As-Syifa’ were among his famous works. Qanun Fi At-Tibb was translated and brought to the western civilizations and renamed to The Canon of Medicine was widely used for references.

3)Ibn Rusyd (Averroes)
The name of Abu Al-Walid Muhammad Bin Ahmad Bin Rusyd or Averroes as known is the western...
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