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MADINAH AL-FADILAH, AL-. The term almadinah al fadilah ("virtuous city") reminds one first, and most properly, of the famous book written by the illustrious Abu Nasr Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Tarkhan al-Farabi  (AH 257-339/870-950. CE). Designated as "the second teacher"-second, that is, after Aristotle-al-Farabi may also be called the founder of Islamic political philosophy. He wrote commentaries on Aristotle, some of which are extant, and several other works on various aspects of philosophy, ...more


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