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أسطورة عربية تحكي قصة شخص يدعى حي بن يقظان نشأ في جزيرة وحده، وترمز للإنسان، وعلاقته بالكون والدين، كما تحتوي على العديد من القصص والأساطير الفرعية، أنشأها فلاسفة، واحتوت مضامين فلسفية. أول منشيء لقصة حي بن يقظان هو الفيلسوف ابن سينا، وفعل ذلك أثناء سجنه، ثم أعاد بناءها شهاب الدين السهروردي، وبعدها كتبها الفيلسوف العربي الأندلسي ابن طفيل، ثم كانت آخر رواية للقصة من قبل ابن ...more
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Published 1993 by دار ومكتبة الهلال - بيروت (first published 1150)
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يحيى تُرجمت إلي اللاتينية وظهرت سنة 1671م و سنة 1700م

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Huda Aweys
My review in English first then in Arabic-مراجعتي بالإنجليزية تليها مراجعة بالعربية
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One of the grandest readings this Year and one of the finest books that I read at all
He talks about instinct religion .. oneness religion , with some philosophical insights about the evolution of the relationship between man and the universe and the other creatures
And stresses in the same time at the rise of senders of Allah than the knowledgeable and Sufis, And the importance of al-Sharea and creed along with
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ReemK10 (Paper Pills)


Hayy Ibn Yaqzan, a philosophical tale by Ibn Tufayl is one of those books that the West chooses to ignore which is just as well as the East doesn't seem to be reading it either. This is okay.

Hayy Ibn Yaqzan is a book that chooses its own readers.

If the words autodidact, solitude, intuition, sublime delight, desert island, social isolation, and the human condition are words that you find yourself automatically drawn to, then there is a good chance that this book might choose you.

If you believe
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Nathan "N.R." Gaddis
2,392 Ratings · 438 Reviews

BURIED

I know I know. Pretty HUGE ###'s for a thing to be BURIED. But it's a language thing (there's a clause about that in the original BBC=Charter). I dare you just try and find an English=language gr=Review of this thing. [hint :: Andrew's got one ; Sunny's got one ;; ReemK10 (Paper Pills)'s got one ;; Huda Aweys as a bilingual=blurb ; one from Nabilah Firdaus ; Naqiuddin Norzemi has got one ;; Tahiya Amin's got one ;; Amanda Hasan has one ;; Munema's got one ;;
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Nabilah Firdaus
Hayy Ibn Yaqazan (English: Alive, son of the Awake) is a philosophical tale written by one of the most prominent philosophers, Ibn Tufail. This philosophical tale which is inspired by Avicennism and Sufism tells the story of Hayy Ibn Yaqazan who grows in an uninhabited island and was raised by a doe. After the doe died, he performed an autopsy in order to find out what happened to her, why did she die and et cetera. This occurrence has set him on a path of self & scientific discovery and the ...more
Andrew
A pleasantly distracting little book, deeply reminiscent of Italo Calvino's wild fables and Umberto Eco's philosophical digressions-- albeit written by an Arabic scholar in Medieval Andalusia, and therefore without any of the sleek contemporary irony those guys have. Hayy, the protagonist, is little more than a mouthpiece for the writer's empiricist system of epistemology, but that doesn't really matter much. It's a cool thought experiment, and a charming story.
Justin Evans
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: philosophy
Great book by Tufayl; unbelievably bad introduction and uneven annotations by Lenn Evan Goodman, who, among other things, equates Stokeley Carmichael and Adolf Hitler, and spends pages talking about Rousseau and Skinner and setting up ludicrous binaries (either rational or irrational; either mass religion or rational religion...). Skip the intro. Read the book.
Naqiuddin N
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"If people understood things as they really are, Hayy said, they would forget these inanities and seek the Truth. They would not need all these laws. No one would have any property of his own to be demanded as charity or for which human beings might struggle and risk amputation.

What made him think so was his naive belief that all men has outstanding character, brilliant minds and resolute spirits. He had no idea how stupid, inadequate, thoughtless, and week willed they are, "like sheep gone
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Amanda Hasan
This book has solidified my belief that philosophy is just not the subject for me. The first half, the intro by Lenn Evan Goodman, would be better saved for last. It's a better idea, in my opinion, to read Ibn Tufayl's tale first. This will allow you to view the intro in context, leading to a better understanding of the tale that you had just read. I felt so, "What the hell did I just read?" after Hayy Ibn Yaqzan, that I had to read the intro over again. As a lover of history, I was much more ...more
Tahiya Amin
This book was undoubtedly out of my comfort zone, and I needed a tonne of googling alongside my reading to fully appreciate the context and concepts discussed in the book. A short tale of a 'social tabula rasa', the story considers broad concepts of learning and solitude. While I'm glad to have challenged myself to read this and have learnt much about key Islamic philosophers, I could definitely do with rereading this book in a few years time.
Aung Sett Kyaw Min
The essential lesson of the rational-mystic Hayy Ibn Yaqzan's failed attempt to teach the religious masses of the mystical path to renion with the everliving One is that spiritual awakening cannot be accomodated within the apparatus of organized religion. For Codified rituals, laws, and symbols all intervene and mediate between Truth and the community of believers on Earth with the interest of social cohesion and harmony in mind; they do not reflect Truth as a mirror would reflect the brilliance ...more
Mun
Apr 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: islam
I didn't want to write a review, but seeing as most of the other ones are in Arabic, I might as well in case an English reader wants to pick it up. Although it is written like a story, it is more of a parable, so there are technically "spoilers" below in my attempt to elucidate what the book is about. More of a summary really.

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Husein Almuhtaram
Absolutely astounding. One of the best books I have ever read describing the mystic experience from start to finish. Ibn Tufayl uses the fictional story of Hayy ibn Yaqzan to inspire the readers to start on the journey to the Truth. He shows how higher levels of knowledge are obtained, beginning with sense perception, moving to reason, intellect, and finally immersion in the Truth. He does this by examining the world around him and then the world inside him, desiring the Divine through the ...more
Rami Hamze
Mar 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, arabic
Philosophical novel from 12th century by Ibn Tufail about a baby born and raised by a deer on an isolated island without any human interaction. The character’s thought process and culture evolution summarize that of humankind from fig leaf moment to faith. Major theme is that all roads lead to god. A controversial view is that Ibn Tufail was an atheist and meant the total opposite, i.e. human civilizations will always create a god of their own even if they start fresh on an island. Short and ...more
Amr
Dec 19, 2012 rated it liked it
A light philosophical book- if there is ever such a thing- took me two weeks to read 100 pages. The story wasn't as I expected; I thought it was going to be something like ماوكلي or كليلة و دمنة but its totally not that. Its about how to get to know God through observing his beautiful creations and a bit one whats man's place in this universe. The other plus for me it that through Ibn Tofel's arguements you get a really nice insight into the thoughts and scientific knowledge of his day (800 or ...more
Alex Kartelias
One of my favorite books. A philosophically inspiring read and just goes to show that God gives all we need from our Intellect, body and Mother Nature, to both find God and discover how to situate ones life around Him. A story relevant for all religions concerning being One with God and Loving people of other faiths.
Hamza
Sep 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, religion, islam
The story itself is fantastic, five stars all the way. The problem is the overly pretentious, long-winded introduction that references Walden and Lord of the Flies. That gets about three stars, so I averaged the two for the final rating. Despite some interesting points, the intro is overall unnecessary. If you read this book, take my advice and skip over the intro.
Sana
Sep 28, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sana by: Muhammad A
This is considered to be the first philosophical novel written. And it's no easy read; it took me forever to reach the last page. But that doesn't mean it isn't worth the effort. It is quite brilliant in content, only taxing in the way it reads; but for a novel written in the 12th century and translated to English in the 1700s, this is to be expected.
Emily
Hayy was the most brilliant clay boy ever to roam the earth (or, the earth's wee island). He solved all the philosophical and natural cruxes of his day by being observant and...well, kind of a pretentious ass. Yay for a university that bases an entire class on this!
Petr Šnédar
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: home
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Victoria Hawco
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hayy Ibn Yaqzan was a pretty cool dude.
Greg Collver
Some interesting parts, would not recommend this book.
Akila Ally
Sep 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful connection between the astronomical strands of thought of the ancient Greeks and Copernicus.
Robert Sheppard
CLASSICAL ARABIC AND ISLAMIC MASTERPIECES OF WORLD LITERATURE FROM THE ISLAMIC GOLDEN AGE-----"THE KORAN," AL-KHANSA, HAFIZ, ABU-NAWAS, RUMI, AL-JAHIZ, "ONE THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS," IBN SINA (AVICENNA), IBN RUSHD (AVERROES),IBN ARABI, IBN-TUFAIL (ABUBACER) & AL-HALLAJ---FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA GOODREADS—-ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF




"THE INK OF THE SCHOLAR"---THE ISLAMIC GOLDEN AGE



The "Islamic Golden Age" was an historical period
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Joel
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have a friend who was an erstwhile archeologist. Not Zahi Hawass, digging piles of gold from the sands of ancient Egypt but a local archaeologist who worked for a municipality in England. Clearing lands and approving building permits, excavating ancient Roman latrines or guardhouses. Its important work in the old places, because the deeper we go, we find that when a layer of civilization is brushed away often times another is found beneath, and another beneath that in the great story of ...more
Jimmy Ele
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: foundation
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Taha Babar
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The best book I have ever read!!
Huda Abdulaziz
Oct 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Regardless to whichever Religion you believe in, this book says it all. It distinguish Human from all other species. It tells you how our nature with all what we possess in it, is very unique and therefore is for a reason, that we can obtain and comprehend by any way and in any spot on earth.
Sagheer Afzal
This was a fascinating read. Ibn Tufail's thread of reasoning which traced the path of logic and intuition that allowed Hayy to discover the presence of God was very interesting. I personally felt that Ibn Tufail theory relied too heavily on the existence of the soul. A lot of his argument involved sense-observation experiments designed to prove the transience of matter. Whilst this is all okay; I felt that his argument veered more into fantasy when Hayy began his quest for enlightment. I still ...more
Whoof
Unusual parable about human development towards mystical union. Islamic rational-mysticism of what the translator calls "radical monotheism." Interesting culturally as well--much is presented outside of a specifically Islamic framework but it is undeniably working within that tradition. Ibn Tufayl describes at length Hayy's speculations and the trajectory of his experiences.

There is an enormous focus on turning away from the sense-world, as it is seen (following Platonic influence) as a "bad
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Hamdanil
Philosophical novel (think Sophie's World) written in 12th century Al-Andalus. It tells an intriguing story of a man, dumped in an isolated island since newborn, who discovers truths (as known by 12th century Ibn Tufayl) by his own reason. This include things like forms and matters, Aristotelian cosmology, biology, medieval medicine, and knowledge of God. Not all these "truths" make sense in the context of modern science (e.g. Aristotelian cosmology), so the book can also serve as an readable ...more
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Ibn Tufayl
أبو بكر محمد بن عبد الملك بن طفيل القيسي الأندلسي هو فيلسوف وفيزيائي وقاضي أندلسي مسلم، ولد في وادي آش، وهي تبعد 55 كم عن غرناطة، ثم تعلم الطب في غرناطة وخدم حاكمها. توفي في 581 هـ بمراكش وحضر السلطان جنازته.

كان ابن طفيل فيلسوفاً ومفكراً وقاضياً وطبيباً وفلكياً. يمثل ابن طفيل الأب الروحي للنزعة الطبعية في التربية عبر كتابه "حي بن يقظان"، والذي حاول فيها التوفيق الفلسفي بين المعرفة
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“فأصخ الآن بسمع قلبك وحدق ببصر عقلك إلى ما أشير به إليه لعلك أن تجد منه هدياً يلقيك على جادة الطريق وشرطي عليك أن لا تطالب مني في هذا الوقت مزيد بيان بالمشافهة على ما أودعه هذه الأوراق، فإن المجال ضيق والتحكم بالألفاظ على أمر ليس من شأنه أن يلفظ به خطر.” 11 likes
“فلما فهم أحوال الناس وأن أكثرهم بمنزلة الحيوان غير الناطق، علم أن الحكمة كلها والهداية والتوفيق فيما نطقت به الرسل ووردت به الشريعة، لا يمكن غير ذلك! ولا يحتمل المزيد عليه، فلكل عمل رجال، وكلٌ ميسرٌ لما خُلِقَ له (سنة الله في الذين خلوا من قبل ولن تجد لسنة الله تبديلا) فانصرف إلى "سلامان" وأصحابه به فاعتذر عما تكلم به معهم وتبرأ إليهم منه، وأعلمهم أنه قد رأى مثل رأيهم واهتدى بمثل هديهم، وأوصاهم بملازمة ما هم عليه من التزام حدود الشرع والأعمال الظاهرة، وقلة الخوض فيما لا يعنيهم، والإيمان بالمتشابهات والتسليم لها والإعراض عن البدع والأهواء، والاقتداء بالسلف الصالح والترك لمحدثات الأمور، وأمرهم بمجانبة ما عليه جمهور العوام من إهمال الشريعة والإقبال على الدنيا، وحذرهم عن غاية التحذير. وعلم هو وصاحبه "أبسال" أن هذه الطائفة المريدة القاصرة لا نجاة لها إلا بهذا الطريق، وأنها إنْ رُفِعَتْ عنه إلى بقاع الاستبصار، اختل ما هي عليه، ولم يمكنها أن تلحق بدرجة السعداء، وتذبذبت وانتكست وساءت عاقبتها. وإن هي دامت على ما هي عليه حتى يوافيها اليقين، فازت بالأمن وكانت من أصحاب اليمين، وأما السابقون السابقون فأولئك هم المقربون. فَوَدَّعَاهُم وانفصلا عنهم وتلطفا في العود إلى جزيرتهما حتى يسر الله عز وجل عليهما العبور إليها، وطلب حي بن يقظان مقامه الكريم بالنحو الذي طلبه أولا حتى عاد إليه، واقتدى به "أبسال" حتى قرب منه أو كاد وعبدا الله بتلك الجزيرة حتى أتاهما اليقين.” 10 likes
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