Russian Foundation
for Islamic Studies

A story about Hayy ibn Yaqdhan

Ibn Sina, Ibn Tufail, Suhrawardi

2018 Apr 06

Abstract

This book is a collection of annotated academic translations of three versions of a classical story about Hayy ibn Yaqdhan by Ibn Sina, Suhrawardi and ibn Tufail. It offers three different viewpoints of medieval philosophers on what a human is. These works have influenced not only the Muslim world, but also the European literature. There is also a version of this novel written in Hebrew.

This edition features an academic introduction and an appendix containing explanatory articles.

The book is intended for a wide range of readers interested in the history of philosophy, culture and literature.

Imprint

A story about Hayy ibn Yaqdhan // Ibn Sina, Ibn Tufail, Suhrawardi / translated from Arabic by A.V. Sagadeyeva; appendix translated by E.L.Nikitenko, F.O. Nofal; compiling editor М.М.Т. Al-Janabi; academic editor N.S. Kirabayev, R.V. Pskhu. – М.: ООО Sadra, 2018. – 208 p. – (Islam: classics and modernity).