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1

Falsafa

Arabic term for love of knowledge (started under Abbasids(

2

Bayt al-Hikma

House of Wisdom

3

Al-Kindi

Physician
Against bid'a: believed greek philosophy should be welcomed
Attempted to prove divinity of Islam through philosophy

4

Bid'a

Religious innovation - heresy

5

Al-Razi (Rahzes)

A physician
Did not believe prophetic guidance was necessary
People should have intellectual freedom

6

Al-Farabi

Dubbed the second teacher (Aristotle the first)
Expert in Logic, Metaphysics, philosophy
Approved of prophethood

7

Doctrine of Existence

The belief that God is an exception to creation needing a source. (Avicenna)

8

Al-Ghazali

Didn't consider himself to be a philosopher, but was.

9

Averroes

Believed greek philosophy which he called wisdom (hikma) was complementary to shari'a law.