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Abu Bakr Mohammed ibn Zakariya ar-Razi (841-926)

Ar-Razi, another great physician wrote more than 200 books of which one half of them are about medicine and rest in physics, mathematics and astronomy. Like Ibn Sina, Ar-Razi’s works had set milestones in medical science. The most controversial book “On Prophecy” has not survived for an obvious reason. Most likely embarrassed Muslims could not swallow the contents that humiliated the prophet of Islam. Somehow, a part of his second book slipped through the hand of ignorant. Ar-Razi quipped -"These billy goats (Prophets) pretend to come with a message from God, all the while exhausting themselves in spouting their lies, and imposing on the masses blind obedience to the "words of the master."  

……….and Muslims are still proud of Ar-Razi!!!!  

Abu 'L-ala Ahmad b. Abdallah al-Ma'arri (973-1057)

Al Ma'arri, also known as the Eastern Lucretius was famous for poetry and grammar. He was born in Syria but traveled many places until he became blind. He lived in Baghdad for only eighteen months but within this short time he made a name for himself as a poet. After returning from Baghdad , he lived in his hometown Marra for another fifty years. Because of his fame, students from distant places went to Al-Marri to learn from him. Like Ibn Sina, al-Marri did not believe in resurrection and strongly condemned religious beliefs. One of his poems says it all….  

"Hanifs (Muslims) are stumbling, Christians all astray 
Jews wildered, Magians far on error's way. 
We mortals are composed of two great schools: 
Enlightened knaves or else religious fools....."   

Abu Raihan Mohammed Ibn Ahmad Al-Biruni (973-1048)

Al-Biruni was multitalented; he contributed in physics, metaphysics, mathematics, geography and history. His famous book Kitab al-Hind gives a vivid account of the historical and social conditions of Indian sub-continent. Al-Biruni's astronomical achievements were in the line of Ptolemy. In mathematics, he dealt with algebraic definitions, Trigonometry, and Archimedes’ theorems. Archimedes gave birth to the calculus of the ‘infinite conceived’, Al-Biruni nurtured this concept and finally perfected by Kepler, Cavalieri, Fermat, Leibniz and Newton.  

“In religion he was a Shi'ite Muslim, but with agnostic tendencies.” - Encyclopedia Britannica 2000.  

Al-Nisaburi al-Khayyam (1048-1131 AD)

Omar Khayyam is best known for his Rubaiyats or poems but he was an outstanding mathematician and astronomer. He also wrote a book of music, an un-Islamic act that may throw him in a burning hell. His calculation of 365.24219858156 days making a year is so close to accurate that modern scientists respectfully remember his name. Omar Khayyam also found a geometric solution of cubic equations.  

Islam strictly prohibits Martini and bikini. According to Quran, Muslim women are not allowed to reveal their beauty and drinking wine gives you a one-way ticket to hell. But Omar Khayyam was an admirer of beauty and wine.  

“Drinking wine is my travail
Till my body is dead and stale
At my grave site all shall hail
Odor of wine shall prevail.”  

Another piece of gem……

“Heaven is incomplete without a heavenly romance
Let a glass of wine be my present circumstance
Take what is here now, let go of a promised chance
A drumbeat is best heard from a distance
.”
 

Bravo! This guy is my hero. Check out the last two lines, he is encouraging to enjoy the earthly life and discard the idea of promised hereafter. Mullahs and suicide bombers may learn a thing or two from Omar Khayyam’s rubayat. In 17th century, another great thinker Voltaire, oscillated between optimism and pessimism but Omar Khayyam was the master of optimism. He was surrounded by Islam, a hopeless doctrine that promotes hatred, destruction and murder, yet Omar Khayyam found the meaning of a cheerful life.

 

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