Irish Times: Medieval Philosophers Don’t Get Much Attention but Avicenna – the Islamic Thinker Who Proved God Exists – Deserves It, Says Prof Adamson — Simerg com

To mark the 1,000th birth anniversary of the most influential of Islam’s philosopher-scientists, UNESCO minted this commemorative medal in 1980. Designed by sculptor-medallist Victor Douek, the obverse depicts a scene showing Avicenna surrounded by his disciples Unthinkable: The Islamic thinker who ‘proved’ God exists Medieval philosophers don’t get much attention these days but Avicenna deserves…

German director to make film on Iranian scientist, Avicenna – Press TV News

   German writer and filmmaker Philipp Stolzl is preparing to produce a medieval drama about the 11th century Iranian physician and scientist, Avicenna. Philipp Stolzl’s new project, The Physician, is the cinematic adaptation from the American author Noah Gordon’s 1986 novel of the same name.The movie that is set in the 11th century portrays a…

Intitute of Ismaili Studies Welcomes New Research Associate – IIS News

IIS Welcomes New Research Associate November 2011     The Institute of Ismaili Studies is pleased to welcome Dr Maria De Cillis as a Research Associate in the Department of Academic Research and Publications. Dr De Cillis completed her undergraduate studies in the field of English and Arabic Languages and Literatures at the Università degli…

History: The Poetics of Avicenna (via PAMIR TIMES)

Aziz Ali Dad Avicenna (Abdallah Ibn Sina) lived in a period in the history of Islamic societies which witnessed efflorescence of philosophy and translations of Greco-Roman and Indian texts into Arabic. It was common among the scholars of the day to study Greek philosophy. Being a part of the cultural and intellectual ambience, Avicenna was…

A Brief Discussion on Avicenna’s Madhab – Compiled by Simerg

Oil painting by a Neapolitan painter, 17th century, of an Arabic man of learning, presumably Avicenna, who is seen holding a snake over a book of herbal recipes. Photo: Wellcome Library, London. Copyright.  Just as Arabs, Turks and Persians all like to claim Avicenna as their own, the Ismailis like to consider him to be…

Avicenna, mirror of contemporary Central Asia

Source: News Euroasia Net ***** Written by Timur Niroomand Image of Ibn Sina, a.k.a. Avicenna, from a medieval manuscript entitled, “Subtleties of Truth,” from 1271. If you ever have the good fortune of encountering a group of Central Asian elders sitting around drinking their chai and engaging in political debate, you’ll experience how the conversation…

What Muslims need today? – Raheel Lakhani

Muslims at the height of their civilization were one of the major contributors of arts and sciences. People like Al-Kindi and Al-Farabi were first to recover and translate the Greek philosophy and introduced this wisdom in Spain and Europe. Avicenna and other Muslim intellectual’s treatises on philosophy, medicine and other sciences were part of western…

Avicenna International Award winners announced

Avicenna statue, Dushanbe, Tajikistan Iran’s Avicenna Festival has announced its winners during a ceremony in the city of Hamadan, where the Persian polymath has been laid to rest. Hungarian scholar Miklos Maroth received the international award for his studies in Avicenna philosophy. Maroth is the director of the Avicenna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies and…