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Ibn Rushd – Medieval Islamic Science

By |2018-04-09T23:07:34+00:00July 27th, 2017|Islam, Philosophy, Science|

Cordoba mosque Since the time of Socrates, 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 an important movement to try to combine Aristotle's scientific description of the world with religious views to create a unified [...]

Madrassas – Islamic colleges

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

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 [...]

Guide for the Perplexed – Maimonides

By |2018-04-18T17:19:15+00:00July 25th, 2017|Egypt, Medieval, Philosophy|

Maimonides studied in this Cordoba synagogue in Spain (1315 AD, rebuilt from Maimonides' time) 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. Then when he grew up, Maimonides became [...]

Marinids – Medieval African history

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

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 [...]