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Zobug asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

Define these words astroabe, Ibn-Khaldun, Ibn-Rushd, Ibn-Sina, Minaret, Muezzin, Arabesques?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The astrolabe is a very ancient astronomical computer for solving problems relating to time and the position of the Sun and stars in the sky. I couldn't find astoabe, did you spell that right?

    Ibn-Khaldun was a North African polymath — an astronomer, economist, historian, Islamic scholar, Islamic theologian, Hafiz, jurist, lawyer, mathematician, military strategist, nutritionist, philosopher, social scientist and statesman—born in North Africa in present-day Tunisia.

    Ibn-Rushd was an Andalusian Muslim polymath of Moroccan origins; a master of Islamic philosophy, Islamic theology, Maliki law and jurisprudence, logic, psychology, politics, Arabic music theory, and the sciences of medicine, astronomy, geography, mathematics, physics and celestial mechanics.

    Ibn-Sina was a Persian polymath and the foremost physician and philosopher of his time. He was also an astronomer, chemist, geologist, logician, paleontologist, mathematician, physicist, poet, psychologist, scientist and teacher.

    Minarets are distinctive architectural features of Islamic mosques, like a tower with a top like garlic

    A Muezzin is is a chosen person at the mosque who leads the call (adhan) to Friday service and the five daily prayers

    The arabesque is an elaborate application of repeating geometric forms that often echo the forms of plants and animals.

    You know, its not that hard to look things up.

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  • 5 years ago

    Define Minaret

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    'ABDULLAH IBN SABA - FOUNDER OF SHI'ISM There have been a growing tendency amongst modern Shi`ah scholars to dismiss the role of `Abdullah ibn Saba (sometimes called ibn Sauda) of San'a, a city of Yemen, in the origin of Shi'ism debate. After the Iranian revolution of 1979, the modern Shi'ah state now wishes to ground its origins on something more concrete, rather than upon the mischief of Jew, in order to gain official recognition as a legitimate Islamic state amongst Muslims. Upto the classical age of Shi'ism, all of the erudite Shi'ite scholars attributed the origin of Shi'ism to this same ibn Saba. `Allamah Majlisi said: "Some scholars have asserted that ibn Saba was a Jew who accepted Islam and started voicing his opinion of the `wilayat' (divine appointment) of `Ali. While a Jew, he propounded the exaggerative notion that Yusha ibn Nun was divinely appointed to succeed Prophet Musa, he thus adopted a similar stance with regard to `Ali in relation to the Holy Prophet. He was the first to subscribe to the belief of Imamate, and he openly vitriolated his enemies (i.e. the first three Caliphs) and branded them as infidels. The origin of Shi'ism is thus based on Judaism." (Bihar al-Anwar, vol. 25, p. 287). Other Shi`ah scholars who have affirmed this was `Allamah Kashi in his Rijal al-Kashi and `Allamah Mamaqani in his Tanqih al-Maqal.

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