Omar Khayyam (1040-1134) a Mathematician, a philosopher, scholar of Islam, a Sufi and a poet was born in Naishapur in Iran His Rubaiyat e Omar Khayyam were translated by Edward Fitzgerald in the 1880s.
Here is a selection from his Rubaiyat. Khaliq
….With them the seed of wisdom did I sow,
And with mine own hand wrought to make it grow,
And this was all the harvest that I reaped…
“I came like water, and like wind I go.”
Omar Khayyam (1040-1134) a Mathematician, a philosopher, scholar of Islam, a Sufi and a poet was born in Naishapur in Iran. His Rubaiyat e Omar Khayyam were translated by Edward Fitzgerald in the 1880s.
Here is a selection from his Rubaiyat.
Whether at Naishapur or Babylon,
Whether the Cup with sweet or bitter run,
The Wine of Life keeps oozing drop by drop,
The Leaves of Life keeps falling one by one.
Al Farabi (872-950) was a scholar of the Golden age of Islam. He was a philosopher and wrote extensively. He was born one year after the death of Al-Kindi in 873 who was also a philosophy[her and a polymath.
Here is a link to a lecture from a visiting prophesier from Germany on “Al-Farabi & the Emergence of Philosophy of Language & Islamic Thought” delivered in October 2013.
Ibn Rushed, in Europe known as Averroes (1120-1198) was born in Cordoba, Spain. He was a scholar of Islam and a highly regarded philosopher. He was a Quazi(a judge) and wrote many books on wide ranging subjects.
Thomas Aquinas (St. Thomas 1225-1274) an important theologian of the 13th century In his famous book “Summa Contra Gentiles” quotes Ibn Rushd many times and refer to him as “commentator”.
Here is a link to a BBC program discussing Averroes on a In our times.