ABUL WALEED MOHAMMAD IBN E AHMAD IBN E MOHAMMAD IBN E RUSHD: AN ICONIC PHILOSOPHER, PHYSICIAN AND VISIONARY SCIENTIST
*Maqbool Ahmad Khan, Mohd Tariq, Mohd Naime, Jamal Akhtar* and Ghazala Javed*
Abul Waleed Mohammed Ibn e Ahmad Ibn e Mohammad Rushd (AVERROSE) borne in 1126 AD in the city of Cardova Spain and called Qurtuba in Arabic belonged to a prominent family of Fuqaha (Islamic law experts) and justices. Ibn e Rushd Studied Medicine from Abu Jafar Haroon Altaabi Who belonged to Trufillo and was a respected figure as well as an expert in both the Principles of medicine and the treatment of patients and because of this he was considered a successful physician of that time. Ibn e Rushd was well aware and well versed about the science of astronomy and its history. He was well read of Plato, Euduxus, Callipus and had the knowledge of Pre-Hipparcus Astronomy. Ibn e Rushd as we know was a philosopher at par and worked tirelessly on philosophy of Aristotle and recognised him as the best among all Greek philosophers. The contribution of Ibn e Rushd is of significant value in the field of medicine as it reveals the deep knowledge as he was a physician as well as surgeon. He authored many books on medicine some of them are still studied and referred. His biggest book is Kitabul Kulliyat. This article will show in details about this iconic philosopher, Astronomer, physician and visionary scientist.
Keywords: Unani, Philosophy, Astronomy, Medicine.
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