Ibn Rushed, in Europe known as Averroes(1120-1198) on BBC radio 4.

 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.