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27 07, 2017

ibn Rushd – Medieval Islamic Science

By |2019-09-08T07:23:49-07:00July 27th, 2017|Islam, Philosophy, Science|0 Comments

Ibn Rushd prayed and studied in this Cordoba mosque Can science and religion work together? Since the time of Socrates  - or before - many people have tried to figure out how science and religion can both be true at the same time. Ibn Rushd, like the earlier ibn Sina and al-Ghazali, was part of this [...]

26 07, 2017

Madrassas – Islamic colleges

By |2018-04-09T10:35:29-07:00July 26th, 2017|Islam, People|0 Comments

Shirij Madrasa, Fez, Morocco, about 1350 AD If you had done well at your maktab (elementary school), your parents might decide to send you on to a madrassa (high school and college) when you were about fourteen years old. That's the same age as most kids today when they start high school. (But Ibn Khaldun and [...]

25 07, 2017

Guide for the Perplexed – Maimonides

By |2019-05-21T11:55:23-07:00July 25th, 2017|Egypt, Medieval, Philosophy|0 Comments

Maimonides studied in this Cordoba synagogue in Spain (1315 AD, rebuilt from Maimonides' time) What did Maimonides study? When Maimonides was a child, in the 1100s AD, he studied Jewish religious law in the Cordoba synagogue, in Spain. When he was a young man, he studied Aristotle and other scientific philosophers at the University of Fez in Morocco. Who was Aristotle?  [...]

25 07, 2017

Marinids – Medieval African history

By |2018-04-23T15:28:43-07:00July 25th, 2017|History, Islam|0 Comments

Shirij Madrasa, Fez, Morocco, about 1350 AD By 1217 AD, the Almohad dynasty was collapsing. One of the generals, Abu Yusuf, took over control of Morocco and made himself Sultan. That started the Marinid dynasty. All the Marinid rulers were army men like Abu Yusef,. They were mostly cavalry riders. A tour of Fez The Marinids made [...]