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IBN SINA (AVICENNA)

This presentation displays the many successes and contributions of (in my opinion) one of the most intelligent icons from the Islamic Golden Age.
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Amira Rabah

on 6 March 2014

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Transcript of IBN SINA (AVICENNA)

Ibn Sina was born in August, 980

Born in Afsana in Bukhara (now Uzbekistan)

But he was Persian

He was placed in strict education in Bukhara by his father

His dad was a respected person

He was a Muslim

He memorized the Quran at age 10.

He overtook and went beyond his teacher's knowledge at 14.
Early Life
IBN SINA
(AVICENNA)

He started learning medicine at 16.
His dad died when he was 22.
Pursued careers in medicine and science.
Adulthood
He studied a variety of topics:
Medicine
Philosophy
Chemistry
Astronomy
Geology
Psychology
Islamic Theology
Logic
Mathematics
Poetry
His Knowledge
One of Ibn Sina's specialty topics was medicine
He came up with many cures and methods for healing.
He was respected in this field.

Medicine
Ibn Sina used the Qur'an to backup his evidence in philosophy
He is a very famous philosopher.
He argued against different people in this field like Aristotle.
Philosophy
About half of his work was in poetry form
Many Muslims used this method of listing rules and information as a poem
A lot of his poetry referred to nature and outer space.
Poetry
ONE OF THE MOST NOTABLE SCIENTISTS IN THE GOLDEN AGE OF ISLAM
By: Amira Rabbah 7A
His Writings
His Legacy
He refuted the knowledge of Aristotle and others with proofs in the Qur'an, and his discoveries.
Ibn Sina produced almost 450 writing pieces

Out of all his work, 240 pieces survived: 150 on philosophy, and 40 of them on medicine.

A lot of his writings are encyclopedias and books listing remedies.
The Canon of Medicine
The Canon of Medicine is his most famous book.

It is a summary of all the medical knowledge at that time.



This was used as a textbook in universities in the late 1600's
Other Examples
A couple of his books were about remedies and healing minerals.

(
The Book of Healing
was another famous book.)

He also wrote books that listed powers of essential oils and substances to humans.

Some of his books were about reactions and chemistry.
There is a monument of him in front of the Bukhara Museum.
He is known as the "doctor of doctors"
There is a portrait in a university in Paris
He is a national icon of Persia
His face is on a piece of currency
There is a mountain peak named after him
There is a plant genus named after him (Avicennia)
There is a crater on the moon named after him
There is a science award upon his name
These schools are named after him:
Bu-Ali Sina University in Hamadan (Iran),
the ibn Sīnā Tajik State Medical University in Dushanbe,
Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences at Aligarh, India
Avicenna School in Karachi
Avicenna Medical College in Lahore Pakistan,
Ibne Sina Balkh Medical School in Balkh, Afghanistan,
Ibni Sina Faculty Of Medicine of Ankara University Ankara, Turkey
Ibn Sina Integrated School in Marawi City
ETC...
Today's Benefit: Muslim Contributions
Today we still benefit from Ibn Sina's discoveries like his connections between his studies and the Quran, and his 240 surviving books which carry information from the past. Ibn Sina was one of the most abundant contributirs in the Golden Age of Islam.
Bibliography
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avicenna
http://www.muslimphilosophy.com/sina/art/ibn%20Sina-REP.htm
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