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Who Abu Nasr Al-Farabi and what is the Scientific Invention

by Fahid Safdar

Mallim-e-Sani known as Abu Nasr Al Farabi is one of the leading thinkers and scientists of Muslim history who has impressed the world with his ideas.

Abu Nasr Muhammad Trkhan Al Farabi

Muslims have a great history of science, health, medicine, and philosophy. There are many Muslim intellectuals who have made history. Al-Farabi is one of the leading Muslim scientists who have done work in political issues, law, philosophy, psychology, and education. The full name of Abu Nasr was “Abu Nasr Muhammad Trkhan Abu Nasr”. Due to his contributions, he was given the name of “Mallim-e-Sani” which means the second teacher.


Abu Nasr completed his early education from Bukhara and Farab. Then he moved onto Baghdad for higher studies and worked there for a long time. During his stay in Baghdad, he gained proficiency in various languages as well as various disciplines of science and socialism. His major contributions are in the field of sociology, philosophy, and physiology.


As a Muslim philosopher, his ideas and views are known as “Farabism”. Al-Farabi’s thoughts were different from Aristotle and Plato. One of the major contributions of Al-Farabi was ‘Al-Madina al-Fadila’ and he also wrote a commentary on Aristotle’s work.


He wrote much about social psychology he wrote about public opinion and major cities of the world. He also wrote about the interpretation of dreams, their nature, and science behind them.


Abu Nasr was the first scholar who wrote about political thoughts. He was inspired by the political thoughts of Plato. He wrote about governmental issues, state, and ideas of governance according to the Islamic perspective.


He was always inspired by music. He considers music therapy of the soul. Due to his enthusiasm for the music, he wrote the book on it named “Kitab al-Musica al-Kabir” which highlights various aspects of music.

 He traveled the world and explored various places in the lust for knowledge. He impressed the world with his political and philosophical thoughts. Al-Farabi spent his last days in Syria and Damascus and left the world in 950AD.

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