19 February 2019 - 11:01
Avicenna; Iran's pride

Ibn Sina is better known in western world by the Latinized name Avicenna. He was a Persian physician, astronomer and probably the most significant philosopher in the Islamic tradition of the pre-modern era.

Iran (IMNA) - Born in Afshana near Bukhara in Central Asia and best known as a polymath and physician whose major work the Canon of Medicine (al-Qanun Fi’l-Tibb) continued to be taught as a medical textbook in Europe and Islamic world until the early modern period.

Also, Avicenna’s major work, The Book of Healing (al-Shifa) had a crucial impact upon European scholasticism and especially upon Italian Catholic priest and Thomas Aquinas ,Common Doctor of the Church .Despite its name, this book is not concerned with medicine. In this book, Avicenna examines the idea of existence and his investigation into the cause of all things led him to a meditation on the nature of God. Indeed, Avicenna developed a theory of divine causation that synthesizes Neoplatonic, Aristotelian and Islamic ideas. 

The Avicenna mausoleum dedicated to this prominent Persian polymath at Avicenna square, Hamadan, Iran which gives you access to a single-room museum of Avicenna memories, his tombstone, a small library and also a display on medical herbs. This complex which was designed by Hooshang Seyhoun, the notable Iranian architect and sculptor and built in 1952, replacing an older building which was destroyed in 1950.  Avicenna mausoleum has been registered in Iran's National Heritage List in 1998.

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