Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement

A Partnership between the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion,
Omar Ibn Al Khattab Foundation, & USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture


Muslims and Philosophy
  • Muslim Contributions to Philosophy The work of the ancient Greeks was preserved and built upon by Muslims through the Middle Ages
  • Islamic Philosophy Online The premier Islamic Philosophy resource on the internet dedicated to the study of the philosophical output of the Muslim World
  • Islamic philosophy Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Islamic philosophy may be defined in a number of different ways, but the perspective taken here is that it represents the style of philosophy produced within the framework of Islamic culture
  • Al Ghazali This book offers a comprehensive study of the philosopher al-Ghazali's life and his understanding of cosmology-how God creates things and events in the world, how human acts relate to God's power, and how the universe is structured
  • Ibn Sina (Avicenna) Ibn Sina (980-1037) known as al-Sheikh al-Rais (Leader among the wise men) is one of the foremost philosophers of the golden age of Islamic tradition
  • Ibn Rushd (Averroes) Abu'l-Walid Ibn Rushd, better known as Averroes (1126-1198), stands out as a towering figure in the history of Arab-Islamic thought, as well as that of West-European philosophy and theology. In the Islamic world, he played a decisive role in the defense of Greek philosophy
  • Ibn Khaldun The life and work of Ibn Khaldun (1332 - 1406)


Ask a Scholar

Youtube Channel
Join the CMJE Mailing List