Al-Farabi's Reconciliation of Philosophy & Islamic Theology


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What is the best way to express Al-Farabi's belief about the relationship between religion and philosophy?

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1. According to Al-Farabi's philosophy, what plays a key role in helping a person move from potentially knowing to actually knowing?

2. What did Muslim philosophers of his time, along Al-Farabi himself, believe was a key goal of their work?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of the philosophy and theology of Al-Farabi, a 10th century Muslim philosopher. You will be quizzed on Al-Farabi's teachings and his influences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • Al-Farabi's view of the relationship between religion and philosophy
  • Philosophers who influenced Al-Farabi
  • What helped people move from potential knowledge to actual knowledge
  • Key goal of Al-Farabi's work

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the philosophy and theology of Al-Farabi
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the philosophers who influenced Al-Farabi's beliefs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the goals that Al-Farabi pursued

Additional Learning

Keep learning about this Muslim philosopher via the accompanying lesson called Al-Farabi's Reconciliation of Philosophy & Islamic Theory. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the role of God in Al-Farabi's beliefs
  • Review concepts that Al-Farabi was interested in
  • Examine Al-Farabi's views on the perfect human being