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Friday, September 30, 2016

Ibn Al-Baytar

Ibn al-Baytar (Ibn al-Baitar) (Abu Muhammad Abdallah Ibn Ahmad Ibn al-Baitar Dhiya al-Din al-Malaqi) (circa, 1188 - 1248). Botanist and pharmacologist of Malaga. Ibn al-Baytar was an Arab scientist, botanist, pharmacist, and physician. He is considered one of the greatest scientists of Al-Andalus and is believed to be one of the greatest botanists and pharmacists of the Islamic Golden Age and Muslim Agricultural Revolution. In one of his works, he lists some 1400 samples. This work had a considerable influence both outside and within the Islamic world.

Friday, September 2, 2016

The Jurisprudent Philosopher

Ibn Rushd was one of the greatest scientists in history. He was born in Cordova in 1128 C.E. His full name is Abu Walid Mohammad Ibn Rushd. He started his education with studying Hadith, linguistics, jurisprudence and scholastic theology.

The famous scientist made a lot of contributions in philosophy. He wrote extensively on Philosophy and Religion, Attributes of God, Origin of the Universe and Metaphysics and Psychology. As his keen interest in philosophy and jurisprudence he was nicknamed as “The jurisprudent philosopher”. He wrote Tuhafut al-Tuhafut in philosophy.

Apart from this he conducted astronomical observations in Morocco. At the age of 25. He observed a star which was never seen before. He believed that the moon is opaque and obscure and he also gave descriptions on sunspots.


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