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Al-Farabi: Life, Works and Significance

Osman Bakar




Al-Farabi, known as Mu'allim al-Thani (the Second Teacher), is here portrayed as a deeply religious man whose life and thought was essentially shaped and influenced by Islamic teachings contained in the Quran and the Sunna of the Prophet. It was on this basis that al-Farabi sought to formulate an intellectual response to Greek thought. His Islamization of Greek science and philosophy should be of considerable interest to Muslim scholars today when the Muslim ummah is confronted with perhaps the most serious intellectual challenge in its history. 




1. The Life of al-Farabi


2. The Works and Significance of al-Farabi


3. Farabian Wisdom: A Selection