Muhammad Ibn Yarkan, Abu Nasr al-Farabi (A Muslim Philosopher, on Music)

Muhammad Ibn Yarkan Abu Nasr al- Farabi, A Muslim
Philosopher, on Music.

Muhammad Ibn Yarkan Abu Nasr al- Farabi, a, Muslim Philosopher, Who invented, Two Musical Instruments the Rubab and Qanun.

Muhammad Ibn Yarkan Abu Nasr al- Farabi was a Muslim Philosopher, who invented Two Explicit Musical Instruments, the ‘Rabab’ and the ‘Qanun’, and is recognized in the West as Alfarabius.Ibn Yarkan is considered to be among the Major Celebrities whose service’s in the field of Music are exceedingly measured. Muhammad Ibn Yarkan was of Turkish origin, an outstanding Philosopher, born in Turkestan ( Now in Afghanistan), at Wasij, in the year 878, AD. Ibn Yarkan is chiefly recognized as the Succeeding Educator, as the initial and the foremost remains ‘Aristotle’. (384-322 B.C.)Ibn Yarkan’s elementary education initiated from Farab and later he traveled to Samarkand and Bukhara to learn Music,since Ibn-Yarkan was a versatile scholar, who contributed in various fields of knowledge therefore, in order to classify and distinguish him from others scholars,whose contributions are equally imperilment in the fields where Ibn Yarkan also made his marks, one must remain Focus on the Intellectual’s foremost Genius, and his Prominent contribution. In the Arena of Music. Muhammad Ibn Yarkan was the First Muslim Scholar who emphasized on the importance of Music, under the light of his Philosophical, Religious Views moreover, among his Majestic and Splendid contributions, the Preservation of ‘Greek Cultural Heritage’ was Nobel. The peculiarities of the System,s of Philosophy, specified by Muhammad Ibn Yarkan are Eclectic, and are structured upon the Fusion of the classifications by ‘Plato’ and ‘Aristotle’s Doctrine. Aristotle and Plato are the Magnum Intellectual’s whose set of guidelines, thoughts, and views Blend Flawlessly with the strong Elements of Islamic Mysticism.

Abu Nasr al- Farabi compiled exclusive literature, under the Caption of ‘Al Siyassat- Al Madaniyah’ (Political Economy) which reflects the same school of thought as of Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s art of Governance. Muhammad Ibn Yarkan’s opinion of an Ideal State was structured on the perceptions of Plato’s Ideology and Aristotle’s Office, his profound observation in his thesis reveal his dense believe that the main positive objective of Human Social Existence should be centralized on the Happiness of the people in general which eventually will determine, the Key Factors for the Prosperity of Governing Nations. Muhammad Ibn Yarkan further highlighted the factors of best forms for human existence, and taken as a whole richness is crucially dependent on Stable Mind Structure. Muhammad Ibn Yarkan’s dense convictions on the Rational Realities as the supreme form of Wisdom was a Unique Idea which requires profound observations. One of the Paramount Inscriptions, by Ibn Yarkan Nasr is the “Kitab al, Ihsa-ul,’Ulum (Book on awareness of Knowledge).

Muhammad Ibn Yarkan Abu Nasr Al- Farabi’s, works on Social Welfare are of great significance, and provides immense Vital Data on the subject. One of the most Subtle and innovative feature that was introduced by Ibn Yarkan was the enhancement of Aesthetic Faculties and its involvements, for the refinement of Cultural Behavior, therefore, he regarded Music as a Refreshing, and Blissful contentment for Human Sou,l and thus compiled a book on Music Compositions under the title “Mausiqi, Al- Kabir, (Music is Grand), this compilation by Abu Nasr Al- Farabi is considered to be an Authority on the subject. His exquisite sense of music is highly distinguishable as he Invented two most beautiful Musical Instruments, called the ‘Rabab’ and the ‘Qanun’ which are widely used in the compositions of Eastern Classical Music .

Abu Nasr also compiled Books on Music, Medicines, and Mathematics. His Treatises on Philosophical and Metaphysical Sciences are most significant also, and provides multiple dimensions in varied fields of Human Existence, Nature and the Universe. Muhammad Ibn Yarkan Abu Nasr al- Farabi traveled greatly to different parts of the world, and offered his impeccable services. Later on, at the age of 64, he returned to Baghdad. In the year 942, AD Abu al Nasr Yarkan accepted the invitation from the Prince Sayf-Ad Daulah, and lived mainly on Prince Sayf-Ad Daulah’s entourage in Aleppo until the death of the Prince.

Ibn Yarkan Abu Nasr also acquired essential information on Arabic Syntax under the tutelage of the celebrated grammarian and linguist Abu Bakr, and mastered different languages other than Persian, Arabic and Greek. Muhammad Ibn Yarkan Abu Nasr at the age of 72 died in the year 950, AD, in Damascus.


Latest Model of Rubab

This Latest Model of Rubab, that is known as ‘Afghani Rebab’, It contains 5 Main Strings, and 13 Sensitive & Moveable Links, among which 3 are ‘Fixed Corded Frets;. The length of the Rabab ranges from 36 to 38 Inches. The Rubab can be categorized from amongst the Lute Instrument Family. The ‘Sound Board’ of the Rubab is made of Goatskin. This Rubab is Carved with Conventional, Eye Striking Intricate Patterns..


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