Ibn Sina’s 1038th Birthday 7 Aug 2018 — Google com | One of the pre-modern world’s most influential philosophers, Ibn Sina (Avicenna)

7 August 2018 Ibn Sina’s 1038th Birthday One of the pre-modern world’s most influential philosophers, Ibn Sina (sometimes known as “Avicenna” in the West) was born in the year 980, during what’s now known as the Islamic Golden Age. Ibn Sina grew up in Afšana, a village near Bukhara, near present-day Uzbekistan. A self-taught polymath,…

What links Plato the philosopher, Tusi the scholar and Akbar the emperor? — Enlightened Encounters outreach event on Aga Khan Museum held at Chicago’s Ismaili Jamatkhana

News story on The Ismaili Org: Aga Khan Museum introduces itself in the USA with Enlightened Encounters A guide explains the exhibition to guests at the Enlightened Encounters outreach event held at Chicago Headquarters Jamatkhana in Glenview, IL. Photo: Courtesy of the Enlightened Encounters team What links Plato the philosopher, Tusi the scholar and Akbar…

Averroes – The Islamic Scholar Who Gave the West Modern Philosophy — By Robert Pasnau

By Robert Pasnau Although Thomas Aquinas and later philosophers owed Averroës a major intellectual debt, they also fiercely criticized his writings.The depiction above of the Islamic philosopher is a detail from the Triumph of St. Thomas Aquinas in Santa Maria Novella, Florence. In the fourteenth-century fresco, Andrea di Bonaiuto placed Averroës with the heretics Sabellius and Arius in the…

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…

Ismaili Texts and Translation Series – Institute of Ismaili Studies

Recent advances in Ismaili studies have been initiated by the recovery of Ismaili texts. A large number of such texts, written in Arabic, Persian and Indic languages, are preserved in the collections of The Institute of Ismaili Studies Library. The Ismaili Texts and Translations Series aims to produce critical editions together with English translations and…

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…

IIS Hosts International Conference on Science and Philosophy – IIS news

The Institute of Ismaili Studies hosted a bi-lingual French/English conference on ‘Science and Philosophy in Classical Islamic Civilization’ from 3-5 December 2010. The event corresponded with the 8th bi-annual Société Internationale d’Histoire des Sciences et de la Philosophie Arabes et Islamiques (SIHSPAI) international colloquium held in Paris at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique…

Henry Corbin and his Understanding of Ismailism – by Zayn Kassam

Source: Simerg com *****  Henry Corbin (1903 – 1978) was one of the 20th century’s most prolific scholars of Islamic mysticism. Corbin was Professor of Islam and Islamic Philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris and at the University of Teheran. Photo: Eranos Archive Introduction: Corbin’s Universe If scholarship is an entrance into a mental universe,…