THEOLOGUS AUTODIDACTUS. OF IBN AL-NAFIS. The notion of a self-taught theologian is absurd, even if one were to assume a wholly human religion. Yet Ibn. He wrote a fictional novel entitled “ Al-Risalah al-Kamiliyah fi’l sira al-Nabawiyah” which is translated as “ Theologus autodidactus”. This article does not focus on. Theologus Autodidactus has 17 ratings and 3 reviews. Fatma said: تعتبر الرسالة الكاملية او كما سماها ابن النفيس (فاضل بن ناطق) واحدة من أوائل روايات الخي.

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Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. Regarding the latter, it mostly deals with the philosophy of empiricism which is the basis for scientific inquiry and in which Ibn Sina, working from the philosophy of Aristotle, made a lot of developments Newer Post Older Post Home. D Russell rated it it was amazing Dec 31, Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Ibn al-Nafis was thus an early pioneer of the philosophical novel.

Home About Help Search. Such is the intellect of Ibn al-Nafis that some of his reasoning would be new even to today’s Muslim “Rationalists” of course it was, he was one of the major scientists of his era whereas today’s rationalists’ works are often worth less than the paper they are printed on. Shafi rated it liked it Mar 09, Don’t have an account? The final two chapters of the story resemble a science fiction plot, where the end of the world, doomsdayresurrection and afterlife are predicted and scientifically explained using his own empirical knowledge of biology, astronomy, cosmology and geology.


So it starts off concerned with philosophy including some “sci-fi” concerning the events which led to the protagonist’s spontaneous generationthen after he’s picked up by humans it turns towards theological issues. Al-Mustafa Najjar marked it as to-read Oct 03, Hardcoverpages.

This is a significant epistemological difference because it’s basically a different view of humanity and emphasizes the social nature of humans as opposed to the individual, as the Mutazilah philosophy did. Linked Data More info about Linked Data.

It’s a short story about a man who is spontaneously generated in a cave on a remote desert island and how he reasons out conclusions about the world around teologus. The intention behind this from the perspective of the orthodox theologians was that reason is subject to error so it cannot be held equivalent to or higher than revelation.

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It suggests religious pluralism, as Mutazilah philosophy usually did, because they were unable to make effective arguments for Islam over other religions. User lists Similar Items. Ehab rated it really liked it Dec 22, Arabic View all editions and formats Rating: It’s no coincidence that other philosophers of that tradition such as Ibn Rushd actually kickstarted the “secular” tradition in Europe.

WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find autodidacgus materials online. Adeel rated it it was amazing Apr 15, It was carried out by Meyerhof and Schacht.

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Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Isam rated it it was ok Dec 19, Emily marked it as to-read Nov 10, The E-mail message field is required. One of the main purposes behind Theologus Autodidactus was to explain Islamic religious teachings in terms of science and philosophy through the use of a fictional narrative, hence this was an attempt at reconciling reason with revelation and blurring the line between the two.


The protagonist of the story is Kamil, an autodidactic adolescent feral child who is spontaneously generated in a cave and living in seclusion on a deserted isl This work, written sometime between andis one of the first Arabic novels, may be considered an early example of a science fiction, and an early example theplogus a coming of age tale and a desert island story. Ibn al-Nafis described the book as a defense of “the system of Islam and the Muslims’ doctrines on the missions of Prophets, the religious laws, the resurrection of the body, and the transitoriness of the world”.

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Ehab rated it really liked it Dec 16, Mehrdad Kermani marked it as to-read Mar 20, When people do that, problems arise.

Some have thus argued that it was his attempts at proving bodily resurrection that led him to his discovery of the pulmonary circulation.