Ibn Tufayl

Ibn Tufayl

(ĭ`bən to͞ofāl`), d. 1185/86?, 12th-century Spanish-Arab philosopher and physician, b. near Granada. His chief work was a philosophical romance, Hayy ibn Yaqzan, describing the development of a hermit, who, after long seclusion on an island, attains knowledge of the divine. He later comes into contact with a man trained in religion, the point of the work being the conflict between philosophy and religion. The book was translated into several European languages in the 17th cent. and was widely read. Ibn Tufayl, called Abubacer by Europeans, was famous as a physician.
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Almeria: FUNDACION IBN TUFAYL DE ESTADIOS ARABES, 2010.
KUWAIT, Oct 27 (KUNA) -- Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah on Monday hosted a lecture on the contributions of renowned Muslim philosopher, Ibn Tufayl, to European thought, as part of the French embassy's celebration of a Golden Jubilee of relations with Kuwait.
Although details of his early upbringing are obscure, Ibn Tufayl was part of a group of Arab philosophers who thrived in Spain, working for the governor of Ceuta and Tangier.
Literary genres including poetry, fiction, romance and chivalry were influenced by Muslim authors, such as Ibn Tufayl of Spain who influenced Daniel Defoe's classic novel, "Robinson Crusoe.
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An interesting addition, despite the evident differences, would have been a stylistic contextualization of the work from the perspective of the philosophical allegories in Islamic tradition, such as those of Ibn Tufayl (d.
For much of his life, Ibn Tufayl served as an adviser and physician to the Almohad Sultan, Abu Ya'qub Yusuf of Morocco and Spain.
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Through the medium of a philosophical novel, Ibn Tufayl aimed to give his religious readers an understanding of the philosophical sciences.
One wonders, for example, why nothing is said of Ibn Tufayl and his delightful philosophical novel, Hayy ibn Yaqzan (Living the Son of Awakened), or of Ibn Bajjah and his Tadbir al-Mutawahhid (Governance of the Solitary).
For Alfarabi and Avicenna in the East, as well as for Ibn Bajja, Ibn Tufayl, Averroes, and Ibn Khaldun in Andalusia, and also for their Jewish fellow Andalusian, Maimonides, the prophet represents the most highly developed instance of human intelligence.
TWO ANDALUSIAN PHILOSOPHERS THE STORY OF HAYY IBN YAQZAN By Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Tufayl Translated from the Arabic by Jim Colville Published by Kegan Paul International ISBN: 0 7103 06431 price 65.