Nasir Al Din Al Tusi


Today if you visit the Google Arabian Search Engines you will find the Nasir Al Din Al Tusi image in place of the Google Doodle. Today February 18, 2013 Google have chosen to celebrate the life and legacy of Nasir Al Din Al Tusi. Nasir Al Din Al Tusi was born on the 18th of February 1201 in Khorasan and died on the 26th of June 1274 in the region of what we know today as Baghdad.

Nasir Al Din Al Tusi

During his stay in Nishapur, Nasir Al Din Al Tusi established a reputation as an exceptional scholar. Nasir Al Din Al Tusi prose writing, which number over 150 works, and it represents one of the largest collections by a single Islamic author. Writing in both Arabic and Persian, Nasir Al Din Al Tusi dealt with both religious (“Islamic”) topics and non-religious or secular subjects (“the ancient sciences”). His works include the definitive Arabic versions of the works of Euclid, Archimedes, Ptolemy, Autolycus, and Theodosius of Bithynia.

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Nasir Al Din Al Tusi was a Persian polymath and prolific writer: an scientist, theologian, architect, mathematician, philosopher, astronomer, physician, physicist, , biologist and chemist. Considered by many today as one of the leading Arabic Persian minds of the Persian Era.

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Nasir Al Din Al Tusi Works:

Nasir Al Din Al Tusi have written more than 150 works in Arabic and Persian. Here is some of his most remarkable work:

  • Tajrīd al-iʿtiqād (Summation of Belief) – A commentary on Shia doctrines.
  • Awsaf al-Ashraf a short mystical-ethical work in Persian
  • sharh al-isharat (Commentary on Avicenna’s Isharat)
  • al-Risalah al-Asturlabiyah – A Treatise on astrolabe.
  • Akhlaq-i-Nasri – A work on ethics.
  • Kitāb al-Shakl al-qattāʴ Book on the complete quadrilateral. A five volume summary of trigonometry.

Quotes from Nasir Al Din Al Tusi

“A body of matter cannot disappear completely. It only changes its form, condition, composition, color and other properties and turns into a different complex or elementary matter.” – by Nasir Al Din Al Tusi

“What spurred him to this was that in the assertoric syllogistic Aristotle and others sometimes used contradictories of absolute propositions on the assumption that they are absolute; and that was why so many decided that absolutes did contradict absolutes. When Avicenna had shown this to be wrong, he wanted to give a way of construing those examples from Aristotle.” – by Nasir Al Din Al Tusi

“Animals are higher than plants, because they are able to move consciously, go after food, find and eat useful things. There are many differences between the animal and plant species, First of all, the animal kingdom is more complicated. Besides, reason is the most beneficial feature of animals. Owing to reason, they can learn new things and adopt new, non-inherent abilities. For example, the trained horse or hunting falcon is at a higher point of development in the animal world. The first steps of human perfection begin from here.” – by Nasir Al Din Al Tusi

Nasir Al Din Al Tusi Google Doodle

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