Ibn Rushd Famous Quotes & Sayings

8 Ibn Rushd Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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Let us think of the human race as if it were a single human being," Ibn Rushd proposed. "A child understands nothing, and clings to faith because it lacks knowledge. The battle between reason and superstition may be seen as mankind's long adolescence, and the triumph of reason will be its coming of age. It is not that God does not exist but that like any proud parent he awaits the day when his child can stand on its own two feet, make its own way in the world, and be free of its dependence upon him.Salman Rushdie Ibn Rushd Sayings By Salman Rushdie: Let us think of the human race as if it were a single human being,"
Ibn Rushd caressing her body had often praised its beauty to the point at which she grew irritated and said, You do not think my thoughts worth praising, then. He replied that the mind and body were one, the mind was the form of the human body, and as such was responsible for all the actions of the body, one of which was thought. To praise the body was to praise the mind that ruled it. Aristotle had said this and he agreed, and because of this it was hard for him, he whispered blasphemously in her ear, to believe that consciousness survived the body, for the mind was of the body and had no meaning without it. She did not want to argue with Aristotle and said nothing. Plato was different, he conceded. Plato thought the mind was trapped in the body like a bird and only when it could shed that cage would it soar and be free.Salman Rushdie Ibn Rushd Sayings By Salman Rushdie: Ibn Rushd caressing her body had often praised its beauty to the point at which
Most people, he suggested, are not capable of exercising reason. God created scripture for the unreasoning masses. He intended the Qur'an to be read in one of two ways. The learned, the falsafah, read it allegorically. 'Anyone who is not a man of learning', however, 'is obliged to take these passages in their apparent meaning.' 'Allegorical interpretation' of the Qur'an is, for the masses, Ibn Rushd suggested, the same as 'unbelief because it leads to unbelief'.Kenan Malik Ibn Rushd Sayings By Kenan Malik: Most people, he suggested, are not capable of exercising reason. God created scripture for the
My father decided that he was such a admirer of Ibn Rushd's philosophy, thinking that he changed the family name to Rushdie. I realized why my father was so interested in him, because he was really an incredibly modernizing voice inside our Islamic culture.Salman Rushdie Ibn Rushd Sayings By Salman Rushdie: My father decided that he was such a admirer of Ibn Rushd's philosophy, thinking that
But she had loved her philosopher so strongly that she had made him believe that her body was aroused and ecstatic. Ibn Rushd had been fooled. Men were easily deceived in such matters because they wanted to believe they had the power to arouse. She wanted to make him believe he pleased her. But the truth was that she could give physical pleasure to a man but not receive it, she could only imagine what such pleasure might be like, she could watch and learn, and offer up to her lover the outward signs of it, while trying to fool herself, as well as him, that yes, she was being pleasured too, which made her an actress, a phony, and a self-deceiving fool.Salman Rushdie Ibn Rushd Sayings By Salman Rushdie: But she had loved her philosopher so strongly that she had made him believe that
Two truths cannot contradict one another.Ibn Rushd Ibn Rushd Sayings By Ibn Rushd: Two truths cannot contradict one another.
The life of Islamic philosophy did not terminate with Ibn Rushd nearly eight hundred years ago, as thought by Western scholarship for several centuries. Rather, its activities continued strongly during the later centuries, particularly in Persia and other eastern lands of Islam, and it was revived in Egypt during the last century.Seyyed Hossein Nasr Ibn Rushd Sayings By Seyyed Hossein Nasr: The life of Islamic philosophy did not terminate with Ibn Rushd nearly eight hundred years
You will see, as time goes by", said Ibn Rushd, "that in the end it will be religion that will make men turn away from God. The godly are God's worst advocates.Salman Rushdie Ibn Rushd Sayings By Salman Rushdie: You will see, as time goes by", said Ibn Rushd, "that in the end it