Oriental Scholars

Oriental Scholars

10 Episodes

Oriental Scholars is an educational program that sheds light on the accomplishments and progress the scholars of our past have made, and the influence they have left in our modern times. With discoveries in medicine, astronomy, philosophy, and even laying foundations in optics and robotics, we will look into and explore the creations, discoveries, accomplishments and legacies of the Oriental scholars.

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Oriental Scholars
  • Al-Razi
    10:40
    Episode 1

    Al-Razi

    Episode 1

    Al Razi was born and raised in the city of “Al Ray” in Iran. Al Razi was a physician and a pharmacist. He created instruments used in the method of experimentation, and chemical substances, he introduced an encyclopedia on music, and implemented the theory of “The Three Kingdoms”. He was the fir...

  • Ibn Sina
    11:11
    Episode 2

    Ibn Sina

    Episode 2

    Ibn Sina was born in the village of “Afshana” near “Bukhara”. He was given the title of the “Father of Medicine”. Ibn Sina created an instrument similar to the Vernier. He explained the concept of the force of gravity and classified the diseases that could be spread through metal, and he was able...

  • Al Farabi
    10:25
    Episode 3

    Al Farabi

    Episode 3

    Al Farabi was born in Farab Turkistan. He was known as Al Pharabius in the West and was known as one of the greatest teachers to come after Aristotle. He was a scholar who was capable to proficiently write and converse in 5 languages. His greatest contribution was to the field of Logic where he d...

  • Ibn Rushd
    10:45
    Episode 4

    Ibn Rushd

    Episode 4

    Ibn Rush was born in Cordoba, Spain. He was a prominent thinker and scientist who was involved in the development of many Islamic institutions in Morocco. He produced three types of commentaries on the works of Aristotle, which are “Al Jami”, “Al Takhlis”, and “Al Tafsir”. He also translated and ...

  • Jaber bin Hayan

    Episode 5

    Jaber Bin Hayan came from “Tus” in “Khorasan”, he was the one who created the term “Chemistry”. It is known that Jaber Bin Hayan was well known in the West. Jaber bin Hayan was involved in the creation of many inventions, namely a device called the “Alembic” for performing the distillation proces...

  • Al Khwarizmi

    Episode 6

    Mohammad Ben Moussa Al-Khwarizmi is the most famous among the Uzbekistani scholars who enriched the Islamic Culture. Among his most important writings are, the first astronomical table, the second astronomical table known as the astronomical tables of Siddhanta, and a book on the use of Astrolabe...

  • Ibn al Haytham

    Episode 7

    Ibn al Haytham was famous for his studies on optics, for that he was referred to as the “Father of Modern Optics”. He was the first to describe the parts of eye and vision. He also described the increase in size of the sun and the moon as we get closer to the horizon. He translated his “Book of O...

  • Al Zahrawi

    Episode 8

    Al Zahrawi was born in Al Zahraa city in Cordoba. Al Zahrawi is known to the Western world as “Albucasis”. He was known as a pioneer in disease diagnosis and ear disease treatment. His famous encyclopedia “Al Tasrif” consisted of thirty volumes. He improved many surgical operations, especially l...

  • Ibn Zuhr
    10:53
    Episode 9

    Ibn Zuhr

    Episode 9

    Ibn Zuhr was born in Seville, Spain. Due to his interest in the medical field, he pursued his studies in the Cordoba Medical University. He served as a doctor in his birth place of Spain. He became a minister and doctor for Abdul Al-Mu’min, the first ruler of Muwahid. He was considered as the fir...

  • Al Jazari
    10:27
    Episode 10

    Al Jazari

    Episode 10

    Al Jazari was born in 1136 AD, in a place called Al-Jazira (Upper Mesopotamia) in Iraq. He was an inventor, thinker, and engineer, who was considered as the father of engineering of Islamic civilization. His famous book “The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices” was a combination of ...