The prominent Iranian Islamic scholar, physician, mathematician, philosopher, and astronomer, Ibn Sina
Compiled by: Syed Ali Shahbaz
On 1st of the Islamic month of Ramadhan in 428 AH, the prominent Iranian Islamic multisided genius, who was a physician, mathematician, philosopher, and astronomer, Abu Ali Hussain Ibn Abdullah Ibn Sina, passed away at the age of 58 in the western Iranian city of Hamedan. He memorized the Holy Qur'an at a young age and later learned logic, astronomy, geometry, and medicine to the extent that at the age of 18, he was an authority in the sciences of his day. Due to medical treatment of the Samanid King, Nouh ibn Mansour, he was allowed to use the large royal library at Bukhara. He was a genius, who because of his political views and religious tendencies in favour of the Prophet's Ahl al-Bayt, found himself persecuted by Sultan Mahmoud of Ghazna. Known as Avicenna to medieval Europe, his works were translated into Latin and for several centuries were taught at most western universities. Among his valuable books, mention could be made of the book: “Shafa” on philosophy; and “al-Qanoun fi't-Tibb” on medicine.