Islamic Scripture

Ḥayy ibn Yaqẓān

Ḥayy ibn Yaqẓān (Arabic: حي بن يقظان‎‎ “Alive, son of Awake“; Latin: Philosophus AutodidactusThe Self-Taught Philosopher“; English: The Improvement of Human Reason: Exhibited in the Life of Hai Ebn Yokdhan), the first Arabic novel, was written by Ibn Tufail (also known as Aben Tofail or Ebn Tophail), a Arab philosopher and physician, in early 12th century Islamic Spain. The novel was itself named after an earlier Arabic allegorical tale and philosophical romance of the same name, written by Avicenna (Ibn Sina) in the early 11th century, though they had different stories.

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