Ibn Sina (Avicenna)

Ibn Sina (Avicenna) (980-1037) is one of the foremost philosophers of the golden age of Islamic tradition that also includes al-Farabi and Ibn Rushd. He is also known as al-Sheikh al-Rais (Leader among the wise men) a title that was given to him by his students. His philosophical works were one of the main targets of al-Ghazali’s attack on philosophical influences in Islam. In the west he is also known as the “Prince of Physicians” for his famous medical text al-Qanun “Canon”. In Latin translations, his works influenced many Christian philosophers, most notably Thomas Aquinas


In Original Language (Arabic/Persian):

Attributed works (Questionably by Ibn Sina):

  • Risala fi al-Huzn (from a rare Persian manuscript) (Arabic PDF, file size: 78kb)
  • Danish Nameh Alali (Book of knowledge dedicated to Alai Dawlah) (In Persian) we are looking for it. If you have it do let me know.

In English & other languages:



In Arabic:

In English & other languages:




Links and Internet Biographies, just a sample of what is out there!:

Portraits and stamps (Visuals): 

  • (Ibn Sina Gallery… Yes we see Ibn Sina everywhere here is more images from stamps, currency, TV, in stone, bronze, marble, etc. (Now 51 images in total) (LOCAL!)

Video & Audio too:

  • An Anthology of Philosophy in Persia: Seyyed Hossein Nasr and Mehdi Aminrazavi discuss philosophy in Persia a Library of Congress event. (link)
  • Science in a golden age: Al-Razi, Ibn Sina and the Canon of Medicine narrated by Jim al-Khalili – Al-Jazeera production (link)
  • Hidden Science Superstars: Ibn Sina (link)
  • Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr: Great thinkers series: Ibn Sina. (link)
  • Lynn Redgrave narrates: Avicenna & Medieval Muslim Philosophy. (link)
  • Boo Ali Sina the movie (okay its a serial)… (link)

City of his birth and work:

  • Avicenna’s city “Hamadan”. (link)

Tomb, statue, etc.

  • Avicenna mausoleum. (link)
  • Avicenna Museum. (link)
  • The Avicenna Dome. (link)
  • Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine & Sciences (link)
  • The Avicenna hotel in Istanbul. (link)
  • Avicenna Virtual Campus. (link)
  • Avicenna’s IQ. (link)
  • Avicenna, Schools, Colleges, Clinics, Pharmacies, skin cream, hotels, etc… there is so much named after him.

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