Kitab Al- As'ilah Wa'l - Ajwibah (Questions and Answers)
Including the further answers of Al- Buruni and Al-Ma'sumi's Defence of Ibn Sina
Edited with English and Persian introductions by Seyyed Hossein Nasr and Mehdi Mohaghegh
Hardback ~120 Pages
Publisher : International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
About The Book
The correspondence between Ibn Sina and al-Biruni (al-As'ilah wa'l-ajwibah) contains the complete text of the response of Abu Said al-Ma'sumi to the objections of al-Biruni regarding the set of eight questions posed by him to Ibn Sina. Al-Biruni had not been satisfied with Ibn Sina's initial response and had replied in short, categorical statements showing his dissatisfaction. In this eighth and final instalment, Ibn Sina's student and friend, al-Ma'sumi, responds to these objections in turn in terse language, indicating his exasperation with al-Biruni.
Abu Rayhan Muhammad b. Ahmad al-Biruni (362-442 AH/973-1050) posed some questions to Abu 'Ali al-Husayn b. 'Abd Allah ibn Sina (370-428/980-1037). Ten questions were related to various concepts and ideas in Artistotle's al-Sama' wa'l-'Alam
Note : This Book is In Arabic with Introduction in English and Persian
About Ibn Sina Avicenna (The Prince of Physicians of his time)
Abu Ali al-Hussayn Ibn Abdallah Ibn Sina known in the West by the name of Avicenna, was the most famous physician, philosopher, encyclopaedist, mathematician and astronomer of his time. His major contribution to medical science was This famous book. No deliberation on the science of medicine can be complete without a reference to Ibn Sina.
He was born in 981C.E. at Afshana near Bukhara (Central Asia). By the age of ten he had become well versed in the study of the Qur'an and basic sciences. He studied logic from Abu Abdallah Natili, a famous philosopher of the time and his study of philosophy included various Greek and Muslim books.
In his youth he showed remarkable expertise in medicine and was well known in the region. At the age of seventeen, he was successful in curing Nooh Ibn Mansoor, the King of Bukhara, of an illness in which all the well-known physicians had given up hope. On his recovery, King Mansoor wished to reward him, but the young physician only desired permission to use his uniquely stocked library.
Ibn Sina traveled to Jurjan after his father's death where he met his famous contemporary Abu Raihan al-Biruni. Later he moved to Rayy and then to Hamadan, where he wrote this famous book. Here, he treated Shams al-Daulah, the King of Hamadan, for severe colic.
From Hamadan he moved to Isphahan (present Iran), where he completed many of his monumental writings. Nevertheless, he continued travelling and the excessive mental exertion as well as political turmoil spoilt his health. Finally, he returned to Hamadan where he died in 1037 C.E.
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