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Abu Al-Nasr Al-Farabi: The Second Teacher

Abu Nasr Mohammad Ibn al-Farakh Al-Farabi was born to a noble family in the small village of Wasij, in the province of Farab in Turkestan, in 872 AD (259 AH).

His works included several rich commentaries on Aristotle’s physics, meteorology, and logic – in addition to a large number of books on several other subjects embodying his original contributions. As a result, he was called the “Second Teacher” (al-Mou’allim al-Thani) – with Aristotle being the “First”.

Al-Farabi had a great desire to understand the universe and humankind, and to understand the latter’s place within the former, so as to ascertain a comprehensive and intellectual picture of the world and of society as a whole.

When he undertook his meticulous study of ancient philosophy, particularly of Plato and Aristotle, he absorbed the components of Platonic and Neo-Platonic philosophy, which he then integrated into his knowledge of the Qur’an and the various sciences derived from it.

However, he combined these two in a new and unique way: He was the first Islamic philosopher to separate philosophy and theology, influencing the scholars of many different religions who followed him. He concluded that human reason – the tool of the philosopher, was superior to revelation – the tool of religion, resulting in the advantage of philosophy over religion.

He claimed that philosophy was based on intellectual perception, while religion was based on imagination. He thus attributed impressive characteristics to the philosopher, and advocated the philosopher as the ideal head of state...

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The Institution of Waqf as a Solution to the Economic Crisis

The Wall Street Journal, one of the world's most respected newspapers, has suggested recently that the ongoing economic crisis could be resolved in part by the charitable institution of waqf created by the Muslim civilisation and used effectively by the Ottomans.

In its broader sense, a waqf in Islamic history is an endowment consisting in donating a building, a sum of money or plot of land for charitable purposes. The donated assets are held by a charitable trust.

The institution of waqf played a great role in nurturing solidarity and charity in Muslim countries and continues to represent one of the most original and active aspects of the social and economic structures of the modern Islamic world...



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Hamza Yusuf on Freedom of Thought

"If you don't know how your mind works, you're not going to be able to think freely."


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The Law of Refraction

Europeans argued about whether was Snell or Descartes who should be given credit for the law of refraction.

In fact, it was discovered by Ibn Sahl, a 10th-century Muslim mathematician and physicist, 650 years earlier.

So really, it should be known as Ibn Sahl’s law of refraction.


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