Ibn Sina

The wonderful life of Ibn Sina

Ibn Sina is the most gifted person in history. His full name is Abu Ali Husain bin Abdullah Al Hasan bin Ali bin Sina. He is said to be one of the greatest medical scientists, mathematicians, astronomers and philosophers in history. Scholars from Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Russia and other countries claim this great philosopher as their national sage. Today’s discussion about this impossibly talented man.

Today’s topic of discussion……

1.Unique talent since childhood

2.Talented traveler

3.The father of modern medical science

4.An outstanding genius

5.Was a royal physician

6.Iran and the last life

★1.Unique talent since childhood

The full name is Abu Ali Ibn Sina. He was born in about 980 AD. He lived in the village of Afsana, near the famous city of Bukhara in Uzbekistan. He had an extraordinary talent and genius hidden in him from his childhood. At the age of 10, he memorized 30 verses of the Holy Qur’an. He had three tutors. Among them Ismail Sufi taught him theology, jurisprudence and tafsir. Mahmud Massah taught mathematics and the famous philosopher Al Na Teli taught philosophy, jurisprudence, geometry, Ptolemy’s Al Majest, Zawahir’s mentality and so on. At the age of 17 he acquired great knowledge. This famous philosopher had no knowledge left which he could teach Ibn Sina. Then Ibn Sina himself became his teacher. During this time he developed a basic knowledge of medicine. It was at this time that he became fully accustomed to Aristotle’s philosophy. Not getting new books, he started reading the previous books again. His fame began to spread. Students from different countries used to come to study with him, he started teaching at a young age. This time he started researching by collecting books related to medicine. 

Ibn Sina wrote in his autobiography that many days and nights passed in which he did not sleep even for a moment. His focus was only on the pursuit of knowledge. He spent most of his life researching. When he fell asleep in exhaustion, unresolved questions would come to his mind like a dream. May the door of knowledge be opened. He would wake up suddenly and find solutions to his problems. At this time King Nuh bin Mansur of Bukhara was afflicted with an incurable disease. All physicians fail at this treatment. By then, Sina’s fame had spread everywhere. Ibn Sina cured the king completely. At this time his fame spread in the country and abroad. After his recovery, King Ibn Sina announced the reward. At that time, if Cena wanted, he could get huge wealth and high position. But Ibn Sina only entered the library of the king’s court and asked permission to study. The king granted his request. In this way Ibn Sina got the opportunity to enter the royal library. Cena was surprised to go inside the library. Because he found books there that he had never seen before and had never seen before. The library was an invaluable source of books for all writers from ancient times. He started studying the names of all the authors after making detailed descriptions of their works. He had become so obsessed with the library that he could not even remember eating and drinking. Interestingly, in just a few days, Ibn Sina memorized all the books of the Qutb Khana with infinite patience and concentration. There was nothing in science that he did not know.

At just 19 years of age, he acquired an infinite knowledge of science, philosophy, history, economics, politics, mathematics, geometry, jurisprudence, medicine, poetry, literature, etc. At the age of 21 he wrote an encyclopedia called ‘Al Majmoo’. He wrote almost everything except mathematics. Ibn Sina took political asylum in Khawarizm in 1004 AD. At that time Mamun bin Mahmud was the king of Khawarizm. There he met Pandit Al Beruni. Cena was accustomed to living an independent life. He lived peacefully in Khawarizm from 1004 to 1010 AD. When Ibn Sina’s fame spread, Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni wanted to get him. He used to invite them from abroad and increase the glory of his royal court and give them pearls as gifts. For this purpose Sultan Mahmud sent 40 portraits of Ibn Sina through his main artist Abu Nasr and sent people abroad to find the real Sina. He also indirectly sent a letter to Mamun bin Mahmud, king of Khawarizm, instructing him to send the learned men of his court to the court of Sultan Mahmud. In fact, his real purpose was to find Ibn Sina with other learned men. But Ibn Sina fled to the city of Hamadan in Iran. When the Sultan of Hamadan fell ill, Ibn Sina treated him. The emperor was cured.  Pleased with the treatment, the emperor appointed him prime minister. But in politics he was as immature as ever. So this appointment created a new embarrassment in his life. Moreover, senior officials and employees of the Hamadan army could not tolerate the foreigner Ibn Sina. Ibn Sina had a dispute with them.The commander-in-chief kept appealing to the emperor to arrest Sina. The emperor could not ignore the request of the army chief. So he imprisoned Ibn Sina in another place. While in Hamadan, Ibn Sina wrote Kitab al-Isharat.

★2.Talented traveler

Ibn Sina traveled many countries. His experience was also rich. Khwarizm was one of the richest cities in the Muslim world at that time. There he met Pandit Al Beruni. Al Beruni’s enthusiasm was for India.  But Ibn Sina never came to India. He traveled to the west of India. His main motivation was also towards the west.


Meanwhile, it is known from history that Ibn Sina’s medical books transcended the borders of the East and established a permanent position in the Western world. After leaving the city of Khwarizm, he arrived in the capital city Guruganj. Ibn Sina spent some time of his life in this city. It is worth mentioning that during his stay here, he wrote his immortal book on medicine, Kanun Fit-Thib. So this trip is very important in Ibn Sina’s life. He then went to the city of Khorasan in eastern Persia.

At this time Sultan Mahmud, hearing of Ibn Sina’s merits, sent envoys to take him to his court. Not his own court, but Sultan Mahmud’s wish was that he should beautify the court of his son-in-law, the lord of Khwarizm, with wise men. He wanted Ibn Sina as a member of the court. But Ibn Sinaar was in conflict with the Sultan over some issues. He was independent. Cena fled to a place called George. Upon hearing this news, Sultan Mahmud sent a decree to the ruler of Jorjan that Ibn Sina be handed over. When such a situation arose, Ibn Sina escaped from Jorjan and went missing again. This time his direction was along Iran.

★3.The father of modern medical science

One of the branches of science is medicine. And in this medical science Ibn Sina gained worldwide fame. His medical treatise, Al-Qanun Fit-Theb, has long been regarded as the unrivaled and reliable source of medicine in Europe. The information he provided on the anatomy and physiology of the human body was followed by physicians from all over the world until the end of the seventeenth century. It can be said that he is the father of modern medicine. Ibn Sina wrote more than a hundred books on physics, philosophy, theology, geometry, mathematics, medicine, literature, etc. Notable among them are Al Qanun, Ash Shefa, Ara Fit-Thib, Lisanul Arab, Al Majnu, Al Mubadaun Mayada, Al Mukhtasarul Awsat, Al Arsadul Kalia. Among these, the book Al Qanun revolutionized medicine. This book was considered as the main rival textbook of medicine for almost five centuries. Al-Qanun was translated into Latin, English, Hebrew, etc., and was included in the textbooks of medical schools in Europe at that time. Al-Qanun is divided into five large volumes, with over four million pages. The book gives a detailed explanation of the causes, symptoms and diet of hundreds of complex diseases. Ibn Sina developed pharmacology and clinical practice. However, his main contribution was in medicine. He is the founder of Holistic Medicine. Where at the same time the treatment is given considering the physical, mental and spiritual connection. He describes the exact anatomy of the human eye. He says tuberculosis is a contagious disease. Which later proved to be correct.

★4.An outstanding genius

At the age of 10, Shishu Ibn Sina was able to memorize the Holy Qur’an. Ibn Sina took the opportunity to read in the library and began to study regularly and memorized all the books in the library. At just 19 years of age, he acquired outstanding knowledge in science, philosophy, history, economics, politics, mathematics, geometry, jurisprudence, theology, medical science, poetry and literature. At the age of 21, he wrote an encyclopedia called Al Majmua. He covers all subjects except mathematics. Ibn Sina wrote in his autobiography, ‘I could have solved any problem better than the master did. After reading and memorizing the book Zawahir Mantik or the Mine of Logic, I realized that he had nothing new to teach me. Then I started reading the books again. As a result, I became very good at everything. I solved the first few edits of Euclid’s geometry with the help of masters. When he encountered a problem, beginning with Ptolemy’s 13-volume book, Al-Majest, he said, “Try to solve it yourself, and show me the results.” I will judge and judge. I solved all the problems one by one and presented them before the masters. He looked at it and said, “OK, everything is a perfect solution.” I realized quite well, the master learned some new information from me in this regard.

★5.Was a royal physician

Sultan Mahmud was afflicted with a serious illness and many famous doctors came to treat him. When everyone failed to diagnose him, the young Ibn Sina voluntarily went to the royal court and asked permission for the king’s treatment. Suddenly he got permission. Ibn Sina was cured by the Sultan in a very short time. The Sultan was also pleased with him and wanted to reward him. At this time Ibn Sina expressed his intention to study in one of the Sultan’s favorite large libraries. Instead, the Sultan entrusted the entire library to him. Suddenly one day a fire broke out in this library and all the books were destroyed. Ibn Sina’s opponents revealed to the Sultan that this was Ibn Sina’s work. Many of them made false accusations against Ibn Sina. He said that Ibn Sina had memorized the books and set them on fire. The foolish Sultan believed such strange words and expelled Ibn Sina. The countries of the Middle East were divided into many small kingdoms. The kings of this small kingdom became interested in the practice of science. And the kings of these kingdoms wanted to have great scholars in the royal court. Ibn Sina did not have much difficulty. When he left Bokhara and went to Khwarizm, the sultan appointed him a physician. There were many eminent persons in the royal court of Khwarizm. Eminent historian, scientist and philosopher Al Beruni who came to India with Sultan Mahmud and recorded the history of India at that time. One day Sultan Mahmud came to know about the fame of scholars like Ibn Sina, Al Beruni etc. He demanded to send Ibn Sina to his meeting with the Sultan of Khwarizm. So the ruler of Khwarizm could not ignore the demands of the mighty Sultan Mahmud. He sent scholars there. But Ibn Sina was independent. So cleverly freed yourself and fled from there.

★6.Iran and the last life

On his way from Khorasan to Iran, Ibn Sina visited the famous Tus city, the birthplace of his contemporary poet Ferdowsi. From here he traveled to the ancient city of Hamadan in Iran. The city of Hamadan was a glorious and historic city.

So Ibn Sina liked it. He was in this city for many days. He was tired of traveling home and abroad. Meanwhile, his age was also a lot. So he was looking for peace of mind and body. And this city of Hamadan was the most suitable for him. He found peace in this city. Here he gets time and opportunity to think slowly. The emperor of Hamadan also welcomed Ibn Sina. He made arrangements for his stay and safe movement. He was then earning an independent living through medical services. He is said to have meditated on the basics of metaphysics, theology and philosophy in addition to his medical research. It was here that he wrote the famous philosophical book Kitab al-Shiksha. After a long day in the medical profession, at night he would hang out with the elite. It was not in his nature to sit on a serious statue. Ibn Sina was a seeker of knowledge and his main occupation was the pursuit of knowledge. Once during his stay in Isfahan, the then emperor prepared an expedition against Hamadan. At this time the emperor expressed his desire to take Ibn Sina with him. The emperor decided to take him for medical treatment. Despite being ill, he could not refuse the emperor’s request. Ispahan’s army marched on Hamadan. Sina had a lot of memories with Hamadan. And when he came here, he became even sicker. His illness did not go away. Ibn Sina died in 1037 while at the battlefield of Hamadan.

Note: After a long day in the medical profession, at night he would hang out with the elite. It was not in his nature to sit on a serious statue. Ibn Sina was a seeker of knowledge and his main occupation was the pursuit of knowledge.

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