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Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 52, Issue 2, pp 589–596 | Cite as

The Socio-political Situation of Avicenna’s Time and His Spiritual Messages: On the Occasion of 1031st Birth Anniversary of Avicenna (23 August 980)

  • Hossein Hatami
  • Maryam Hatami
  • Neda Hatami
Original Paper

Abstract

In the fourth century A.H. (tenth century AD) many thinkers, philosophers, jurisprudents, poets, and authors were present in different scientific, literary and health fields in ancient Iran and Islamic world that by their hard attempts the sciences and literature were safe from incidents and resulted in growth, development and innovation of Islamic sciences. Meanwhile, Avicenna was superior to all others and the most famous scientist. He was a great human that by attempting hard, perseverance, stability, patience, and believing in God could complete supreme scientific ranks and compiled encyclopedia of Canon of Medicine and besides gathering many written important issues that most of them were confiscated at libraries of kings. He added medical experiences of ancient Iran and especially Jondishapour University and also his personal experiences and finally Canon of Medicine by benefiting from monotheistic style and science based on faith was written. He has written a book that is regarded as root and basics of modern medicine and by completing it some infrastructure health viewpoints and common medicine were created. It is a kind of book that in spite of scientific advances and production of modern research tools many of its contents are replaced with modern methods of medicine and health, but still many of its health basic messages, research orientation and monotheism with great dynamic mode is considerable at world’s medical references. The aim of this study is evaluate the political situation of Avicenna’s time and a review of his Godly writings. This is a library study by using electronic version of Canon of Medicine and other related resources. Findings, include writing style of monotheistic literature, and freeing from nihilism and affiliating diseases to Satan, jinn and such issues. It is necessary that our students within course of Iranian and Islamic culture and civilization to be more familiar with monotheistic thoughts and activities of scientists like Avicenna.

Keywords

Islamic culture and civilization Avicenna History of medicine Religion Spirituality Swamp flower 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Public Health, School of HealthShahid Beheshti University of Medical SciencesEvin, TehranIran
  2. 2.Department of Gynecology, Tajrish Shohada HospitalShahid Beheshti University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  3. 3.Shahid Beheshti University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

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