Who is Ibn Masarra?

Who is Ibn Masarra?

June 25, 2021 Off By Felso

Ibn Masarre (real name Muhammet Bin Abdullah el-Cebeli) (b. 883, Cordoba – d. 931, Marrakech) was an Andalusian Arab philosopher.

Ibn Masarra, who went to Mecca with his father, returned to Spain when his father died, went to a lodge with his disciples, lived in Egypt and Mecca when his views were rejected and returned to Cordoba towards the end of his life.

According to Ibn Masarra’s views, which are related to the Mutazila school, God is a supreme being above all definitions and qualities. God has given all knowledge to the mind; The mind transfers this information to the nafs-i kull. Nature arises from the nafs-i kull. If the nafs-i kull and nature are combined, it forms the body. Human behavior and actions are not tied to God; It is the result of your own will. Every occurrence is within a certain time and is independent of God’s will. There is no reward or punishment after death. Death is the soul’s return to its source.