A review of the life of Nasir al-Din Tusi, maybe the most important Muslim thinker of the thirteenth century

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  • fulltimestudent

    Here is a different man, who can be seen as the face of thirteenth century Islam. Philosopher, theologian, mathematician, and astronomer, Ṭūsī is best known for his advances in theoretical astronomy. He lived much of his life in the Ilkhanate (ca. 1256-1335) of western Asia, and in particular, Iran, as part of the Mongolian empire.

    He provides some sort of contrast to the thugs that some now want to see as the face of Islam.

    Its posted to demonstrate that few human societies are monolithic, in particular for those that like to look under the surface of events.


    A review of Science and Society in Medieval Islam: Nasir al-Din Tusi and the Politics of Patronage, by Hadi Jorati.


  • WingCommander

    Let me be try and be as blunt as I possibly can here:

    Since the events of 9/11, the USS Cole Bombing, the bombing of the US embassy in Kenya, the "Death to America" chants from Iran, the Palestinians (and Islam as a whole) wanting to kill every Jew (and infidel) on earth, the Paris attacks, Bali, Mali, Al Qeada, ISIL, beheadings of innocents, raping of women and children, women and children being sold as slaves and property, and the list goes on and on........

    I quite frankly, don't give a flying f*ck about that backwards, mid-evil, f*cked up cult known as "Islam". So despised is "the religion of peace" now, that even USA and Europe are unwilling to take refugees from Syria who are fleeing - who? Other Muslims. Shove that religion in the annals of barbaric history past.

  • freemindfade

    Muslim Thinker = Oxymoron

    as does *insert any abrahamic religions* thinker = Oxymoron

  • Simon
    Muslim Thinker = Oxymoron

    He's clearly proved there was one ... once ... eight hundred years ago ...

  • freemindfade
    In the mid evil ages there were thinkers in all the big religions, Christianity persecuted theirs as heretics at the time. While there were enlightened religious people, it was still a time of awaking so the superstition of religion(s) was still strong. Not a lot of atheists back then...

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