It was also clear from the shadows how the three men lost in the endless desert. The creeping shadows were reciting a requiem about three people who had been hungry and thirsty for days, running out of food … “Someone must stop, someone must die …” said the shadows. He does not leave his companion next to the eyes of one in three people. He looks intently at her tired body, her sunken eyes. He remembers the time when those eyes got used to it, when he was ten years old. He remembers that even though he was only ten years old at the time, he knew the whole Qur’an by heart, and connected his teachers with the sciences of logic and theology. In fact, he found himself in a difficult desert today. Because the man who accompanied him now, when he was ten years old, the old doctor of Qurghonteppa, Masihi, came to Bukhara and said to the clever boy while visiting the house of Abdullah, a government official: save and kill the sick. It was after these words that Hussein ibn Ibn Sina, then ten years old, forgot what the concept of comfort in life was …
One of the three who moved through the desert was Christ, the eminent physician of the newly bankrupt Samanid state, and the other was Ibn Sina, one of the world’s greatest intellectuals. Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni, who came to power by crushing his rivals and moving the capital to Ghazni, the founder of the great Ghaznavid state in Central Asia, gathered around him all the poets, scholars and philosophers of the time. However, there was an ambiguity that required scholars to limit themselves to scientific, mainly religious, rituals and to keep philosophy and logic away from their “science.” Ibn Sina, who saved the Emir of Bukhara from a deadly disease at the age of 17 and gained access to one of the world’s largest libraries, Bukhara, could not agree. So much so that the Ghaznavids looted Bukhara and set fire to a huge library. But Ibn Sina had already received his share from that temple of knowledge. Therefore, he did not bow to the sultan and secretly left the city, heading to Kharazm, another center of science and culture of the time. Although the people and the Kharezmshah doctor were very well received and paid special attention to him for a while, the sudden letter sent by Sultan Mahmud changed everything. In the letter, Sultan Mahmud heard that Ibn Sina was in Kharazm and demanded that he return to Ghazni immediately. He wrote to Kharezmshah that you would probably not be dissatisfied with the fact that the great scientists and philosophers of the time were in my palace. For the Shah, the protection of Kharazm from the attacks of Sultan Mahmud was more important than the presence of great scholars in his palace. Therefore, Ibn Sina, anticipating the situation, set out for Georgia with one of his two friends in Kharazm, the medical teacher Christ.
This is a brief history of why those creeping shadows fell into the desert … In fact, they are on the way to George. But the third man, the guide of the desert, makes his way out of the wilderness. As a result, Ibn Sina, who was sick with the old Messiah, was confronted with the savage silence of the desert. Old Christ died in the same desert. Ibn Sina buried him there. Desperately continues on his way with the guide. Luckily, when he fainted as soon as he reached George, an old man living in a secluded house away from people found him and brought him to himself for two weeks …
The secret that remains hidden is Ibn Sina
Known in the West as Avicenna and in the East as the “ruler of physicians,” Ibn Sina’s name has been a chandelier for Asia for centuries. Ibn Sina and other rare people like him belong to the so-called East Buddha light fragments that are already setting in the sun.
Christ, mentioned earlier, was a great scholar of the day, a follower of Hippocrates and Galen. Ibn Sina’s joint work with him took place in Kharazm. When there was a palace coup in Bukhara, Ibn Sina moved to Kharazm. Soon the great scholar Abu Rayhan Biruni and the Messiah also came here. They worked together, experimenting in physics and chemistry, watching stars and meteorites fall at night. With Christ, Ibn Sina began to study the structure of the human body. While still young, Ibn Sina was surrounded by students who were thirsty for knowledge. There were even elders among them. At the age of 18, he corresponded and discussed with the great scientists of the East in physics, philosophy and astronomy.
The second after the Bible
Ibn Sina analyzed the causes of diseases such as plague, plague, jaundice, and showed the treatment of headaches, stomach ulcers and a number of other diseases. He also described the structure of the eye muscles for the first time. Until then, it was considered in world medical science that the eye radiates light like a flashlight, and a person sees when these rays hit the object and return.
Ibn Sina’s scientific legacy is great. Although not entirely accurate, he is believed to have written about 450 works. They cover many different fields: philosophy, medicine, mathematics, astronomy, mineralogy, poetry, music, etc. His most famous book is called Qanun at-Tibb. The five-volume book provides basic knowledge of pharmacology, a detailed description of the heart, liver and brain. In addition, a distinction is made between plague and plague, and valuable information on pleurisy and pneumonia, leprosy, diabetes, and peptic ulcer was collected at that time. In a short time, the Law was accepted as a medical encyclopedia all over the world. The first book to be published after the invention of the printing press was the Bible, and the second was the Law. In Europe, medicine has been studied from this book for more than five centuries. Only 800 years later, the French scientist Pasteur was able to prove Ibn Sina’s hypothesis that viruses are the cause of infectious diseases.
In the narrations of Ibn Sina
Let’s go back to the desert. Ibn Sina, who had already buried his teacher there, was very tired and sick. He also does not know for sure whether he will reach the head of the apartment. Before his eyes comes the unparalleled respect that the people and the palaces have for him as a doctor and a connoisseur. But looking at his current situation, he smiles at the bitter effects of this contradiction. He remembers many legends about him.
Did it really happen? It is said that Ibn Sina knowingly humiliated a woman who tried to deceive him. Since many patients came to him, he tied ropes around everyone’s hands, touched them, that is, watched the pulse, and made the right decisions about the disease. One day, a woman tied a rope to a cat she hid under her clothes to make fun of him and handed it to Ibn Sina. Ibn Sina understood the matter as soon as he touched the rope and replied, “Soon you will give birth to a cat.”
Ibn Sina smiles, thinking about the narrations about him in the desert. But he does not know that after his death, the main legend that will reflect his power as a doctor will spread from tongue to tongue. Everyone will talk about the fortieth bottle. In one of the cities where he lived, he would meet his faithful disciple Cuzjani and teach him all the secrets of medicine. The secret of the fortieth bottle… It is narrated that Ibn Sina caused ulcers in the intestines because he delayed the treatment of gastric ulcer. Although he wants to make medicine, he realizes that it is too late. That is why he prepares medicine in 40 glass bowls and gives it to his student Juzjani. He instructs him to draw these 40 bottles on him after his death in a sequential and special way. Mysterious solutions would gradually cure him, and as a result, Ibn Sina would be resurrected after the use of the fortieth bottle. In any case, the narration says so. After the death of Ibn Sina, his disciple did what he said. Every day he sees that the narcissist is not only spoiled, but is getting older. The case reaches the point that in the last fortieth bottle, the hands of the student, who is afraid of the resurrection of the dead, are captured and the bottle falls to the ground and breaks…
Ibn Sina and Azerbaijan
Although Juzjani was considered his first and favorite disciple, he was not the main successor of Ibn Sina. Our great compatriot Bahmanyar carried this mission to Azerbaijan. There is an interesting narration about Ibn Sina’s acquaintance with the Azerbaijani philosopher Bahmanyar ibn Marzban: When Ibn Sina was a famous scientist, Bahmanyar was still a child. According to the narration, one day a child living in the neighborhood came to Ibn Sina’s office and said that they needed embers to build a fire. The scientist says to the child: “You didn’t bring anything with you. How are you going to take your eyes off me? ‘ The child stops for a moment. Then he takes a handful of soil from the ground and says, “Put your eyes here.” The scientist admires the child’s ingenuity. Ibn Sina sent a man to his parents and asked them to allow the child to become his disciple. Bahmanyar writes in his memoirs about Ibn Sina: “Once we came to class on Saturday with pride. It so happened that we could not participate in the discussion properly. Our teacher said, “It seems that your day off was useless.” Like my friends, I replied that we went for a walk on the weekend, so we did not study well. After this answer, the teacher sighed and said with tears in his eyes: “Because a juggler is engaged in his daily work, he can amaze even the sages who are able to cope with everything with their perfection. Why didn’t there be a wise and wise child among you who would prefer school to idleness? ” Ibn Sina himself wrote that Bahmanyar was closer to him than his own son.
Notes for Al Juzjani
But Juzjani’s main service was his loyalty to his teacher, who moved from one city to another, was a minister in one, and a prisoner in another. Without Juzjani, Ibn Sina would not have been able to write 450 works in 29 fields of science. Cuzcani seemed to be pushing him to write. He dictated the book “Healing”, which has become the largest encyclopedia ever written by a man, and “Laws of Medicine”, the “bread tree” of European scientists, and elegantly copied Juzjani. The end of the article is also selected from the book “Laws of Medicine”.
“If you have a headache, take blood” – The great scientist states that the removal of bad, black, dirty blood from the body, as it is said, is one of the best medicines for headaches: “Fever headaches come from blood.” Redness of the face, constriction of the arteries, rapid heartbeat are the main symptoms of headaches. In this case, in addition to donating blood, taking egg yolk, pear and vinegar is very useful.
“Take those who suffer in love to the bath” – Ibn Sina gave the cure for acute depression in the tenth century. He recommends that a person who is in love, in a trance, and sleeps on a throne be taken to the bathroom every day for a certain period of time and use violet oil. Because when the skin is moisturized, a person is relatively relaxed and gets rid of the intense depression he is experiencing, albeit a little.