Hayy Ibn Yaqzan: Philosophical Enlightenment on a Deserted Island
"Hayy ibn Yaqzan," authored by Abubakr Ibn Tufail, stands as a monumental work in the realm of philosophical literature. The novel, also known as "Philosophus Autodidactus" in Latin, intricately weaves together diverse strands of education, philosophy, spirituality, and morality. Set against the backdrop of the Arabian legacy, the novel explores the life of Hayy, a newborn who embarks on a profound philosophical journey. Written in a distinctive Sufi perspective, the novel's full title, "Hayy-ibn-Yaqzan Fiasraaril-Hikmathathil-Mashriqiyya," epitomizes the depth and breadth of its content.