Gerhard Endress
Search for other papers by Gerhard Endress in
Current site
Google Scholar
Peter Adamson
Search for other papers by Peter Adamson in
Current site
Google Scholar

(1,660 words)

In Chapter 4, Abū Yūsuf al-Kindī  previous chapter  Abū Yūsuf Yaʿqūb b. Isḥāq b. al-Ṣabbāḥ belonged to a family of the ancient Arab tribe of the Kinda. His ancestor al-Ašʿaṯ b. Qays (d. ca. 40/661), a companion of the Prophet Muḥammad, played an important role in early Islamic history. The family line could be traced back to the legendary south-Arabian forefather Qaḥṭān. This gave al-Kindī, the ‘Philosopher of the Arabs’ (faylasūf al-ʿArab), a distinctive nobility amidst the scholars involved in...

Philosophy in the Islamic World Online: 8th-10th Centuries

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 0 0 0
PDF Views & Downloads 0 0 0