Yahya Ibn 'Adi on the nature of man

Mohd Nasir Omar

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    Yahya¯ Ibn 'Adi (d.974), Ibn Zur'ah (d.1008), Ibn al-Khamma¯r (d. 1017) and Aba¯ 'Ali al-Samh (d. 1027) were Christian translators who distinguished themselves in 10<sup>th</sup>/11<sup>th</sup> century C.E. Baghdad. Some Christian translators were also genuine scholars. Chief amongst them was Yahya Ibn 'Adi. He was not only the leader of his group but also regarded to have been the best Christian translator, logician and theologian of his time. This is justified by his productivity in fields of enquiry. A considerable number of his works have been used by contemporary and later writers, preserved until today. He therefore deserves more serious study. This work seeks to make an analytical study of Yahya Ibn 'Adi's theory of the nature of man and his soul, as well as the effects of the soul on human character as reflected in his major work on ethics, Tahdhi¯b al-Akhla¯q (The Refinement of Character).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)357-364
    Number of pages8
    JournalIslamic Quarterly
    Volume58
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2014

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    Omar, M. N. (2014). Yahya Ibn 'Adi on the nature of man. Islamic Quarterly, 58(4), 357-364.

    Yahya Ibn 'Adi on the nature of man. / Omar, Mohd Nasir.

    In: Islamic Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 4, 01.10.2014, p. 357-364.

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    Omar, MN 2014, 'Yahya Ibn 'Adi on the nature of man', Islamic Quarterly, vol. 58, no. 4, pp. 357-364.
    Omar MN. Yahya Ibn 'Adi on the nature of man. Islamic Quarterly. 2014 Oct 1;58(4):357-364.
    Omar, Mohd Nasir. / Yahya Ibn 'Adi on the nature of man. In: Islamic Quarterly. 2014 ; Vol. 58, No. 4. pp. 357-364.
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