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Who is Al-Kindi?

Al-Kindi: Abu Yūsuf Yaʻqūb ibn ʼIsḥāq aṣ-Ṣabbāḥ al-Kindī, known as "the Philosopher of the Arabs", was an Iraqi Muslim Arab philosopher, polymath, mathematician, physician and musician. Al-Kindi was the first of the Muslim peripatetic philosophers, and is unanimously hailed as the "father of Islamic or Arabic philosophy" for his synthesis, adaptation and promotion of Greek and Hellenistic philosophy in the Muslim world.

  • also known as Abu Yusuf Yaʻqūb ibn Isḥāq al-Sabbah al-Kindī
  • born in (1215 years ago) in Basra
  • nationality: Iraq
  • profession: Physician, scientist, mathematician, philosopher, musician
  • died in (1143 years ago) in Baghdad
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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Islam (2016)

by Ludwig W. Adamec

Al-Kindi was born in Kufah and became a calligrapher at the caliphal ...

Google previewA Concise Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Religion (2005)

by Anthony C. Thiselton

al-Kindi Abu Yusuf Ya'qub Ibn Ishaq (c. 813–c. 871) The first ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Islam (1954)

by Sir H. A. R. Gibb

ABO 'UMAR MUHAMMAD al-KINDI, ABO. finally beaten at the battle of Dayr al- Piamadiim. It was, however, in the Islamic Occident, in faraway Spain and as late as the 5th/11th century, during the period of the Muliih al-fawd'if, that the Kindls, ...

Google previewThe Biographical Dictionary of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge-- (1842)

by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain)

ALCHINDUS, or ALKINDUS ( Abu Ju- suf Ya'kub Ibn Is'hak Ibn As-sabbah Al-kindi), an Arabian astrologer and physician, was born at Basrah about the close of the eighth century of our aera.

Google previewThe Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in Islam (2014)

by Salim Ayduz, Ibrahim Kalin, Caner Dagli

(al-Kindi) On Generation and Corruption (Aristotle). See De Generatione et corruptione (On Generation and Corruption) (Aristotle) On How to Maintain Good Health (Ibn al-Jazzār), 1:330 On Human ...

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