The Grand Sheikh Ibn Sina's Collection of Treatises


Al Hussein ibn Abdullah Ibn Sina (also known by the Latinized version of his name, Avicenna, 980–1037 AD; 370–428 AH) was a Muslim Persian polymath and the foremost physician and philosopher of his time. In his Introduction to the History of Science, the eminent historian of science George Sarton (1884–1956) characterized Ibn Sina as “one of the most famous exponents of Muslim universalism and an eminent figure in Islamic learning,” noting that “for a thousand years he has retained his original renown as one of the greatest thinkers and medical scholars in history.” It is thought that ibn Sina wrote about 450 books and treatises on a wide range of subjects, but only around 240 titles of his body of work are known to have survived. Of those, 150 treatises focus on philosophy, while 40 others are on medicine. Two of his most famous works are Kitab ash-Shifa (The book of healing), a vast philosophical and scientific encyclopedia, and Al-Qanun fi'l-Tibb (The canon of medicine), which is considered one of the cornerstones in the history of medicine. Majmoo'a rasaa'il al-sheikh al-raiis abi Ali al-Hussein ibn Abdallah ibn Sina al-Bukhari (The grand sheikh Ibn Sina’s collection of treatises) is a collection of some of his writings.

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Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Press, Haydarabad Al-Dakan


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مجموع رسائل الشيخ الرئيس ابى على الحسين بن عبد الله بن سينا البخارى.

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94 pages

Last updated: August 12, 2016