A Look At Creation, From the View Point Of Islamic Philosophy .
"Whose existence is necessary does not have a cause, while that whose existence is .
possible is caused." The preceding was a statement by the very famous Persian .
Philosopher and Physician Ibn Sina (d.1037A.D) or known to the west as Avicenna, which was .
taken from his first Treatise out of the book of Healing (Shifa). The subject of the existence of a .
creator or God, could be categorized as the most controversial and ongoing debate on the .
matter of creation. It has, for the most part of human civilization, occupied the minds and lives of .
many serious Philosophers and thinkers. Does really and Agent, Determinant, or ultimately a .
Creator exist from (or by) whom we all have been came into being? or on the contrary, is all the .
world and cosmic that all living and non-living creatures and matters exist within it, happened by .
Although many religions and schools of thought have been in constant contradiction with .
scientific theories over the above question, one can only say that neither of the two sides has .
completely been able to totally dismiss the other. Though after centuries of development in .
sciences, there have been increasing emergence of evidence to support the concept of .
evolution, yet the mystery remains unsolved. Despite the fact that most of our idea of religion .
here in the west, is from Judaic-Christianity, by looking at the history we can see that, at the .
peak of its influence, Christianity was damaging its own image by irrational opposition to realists .
and scientists, such as Galileo. At almost the same time however, there was a great .
phenomenon emerging from the east, which was called the Islamic Philosophy founded and .
perfected by such scholars and scientists that are mostly very well known to us as, al Kindi, al .
Farabi, Avicenna, Averoes, al Razi, Ibn Hazm and many others who followed suit.