5 Well-Known Scholars Of All Times

Eliza Cook once said, “The minds of scholars are libraries; those of antiquaries, lumber-rooms; those of sportsmen, kennels; those of epicures, larders and cellars.” 

Scholars are the creators. Scholars carry all of the earth’s volume. Scholars are the inspirers. Scholars reshape individuals and societies in general.

The significance and importance of a scholar is highlighted even by the prophets, the words of the prophet of Islam Muhammad (PBUH) are very significant in this regard, according to Muhammad SAW,

The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.” 

In our today’s blog, let us briefly jot down “5 well-known scholars of all times”.

Al-Biruni

Abu Rayhan al-Biruni was born in Khwarazm, now known as Karakalpakstan, an area bordering the Aral Sea. Kath and Jurjaniyya were the two major cities in that area. Al-Biruni was born near Kath, and the town where he was born, after the great scholar, is now called Biruni. As he grew up, he lived both in Kath and Jurjaniyya, and that he began studying under the renowned astronomer and mathematician Abu Nasr Mansur at a very early age. Certainly, al-Biruni was engaged in serious scientific work at the age of seventeen since it was in 990 that he measured the latitude of Kath by measuring the sun’s highest altitude.

From The Quotes Of Al-Biruni

Once a sage asked why scholars always flock to the doors of the rich, whilst the rich are not inclined to call at the doors of scholars. ‘The scholars‘ he answered, ‘are well aware of the use of money, but the rich are ignorant of the nobility of science.’

Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell (1904-1987), a college professor of literature, was an editor and popularizer of comparative mythology. He developed extensive mythological theories that synthesized the developments of modern science, psychology, art history, and literature and used modern media to popularize his subject, including television.

The son of Charles William Campbell, a hosiery importer and wholesaler, and Josephine Lynch, Joseph Campbell was born in New York City on March 26, 1904. He was educated as a Roman Catholic. He traced his lifelong obsession with mythology to watching Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Display as a child and visiting the Natural History Museum with his brother and sister. He and his family moved to New Rochelle, New York, next to the public library at age nine, where he read about Native American cultures exhaustively and learned himself early on.

From The Quotes Of Joseph Campbell

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.

Sigmund Freud

The founding father of psychoanalysis, a technique for treating mental illness and also a philosophy that describes human behavior, was Sigmund Freud (1856 to 1939).

Freud thought that experiences in our childhood had a significant effect on our adult lives, defining our character. Anxiety resulting from traumatic events in a person’s history, for example, is shielded from consciousness and may cause difficulties during adulthood (in the form of neuroses).

The life of Freud was consumed by his attempts to find ways to penetrate this frequently subtle and intricate disguise that obscures the personality’s secret structure and processes.

From The Quotes Of Sigmund Freud

The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.

Nicolaus Copernicus

The Polish astronomer known as the father of modern astronomy was Nicolaus Copernicus. He was the first modern European scientist to suggest that the sun, or the Heliocentric Theory of the universe, orbits around the Earth and other planets. Before his great astronomical work, Six Books Concerning the Revolutions of the Celestial Orbs was published in 1543, European astronomers believed that the Earth was at the core of the universe, a belief that most ancient philosophers and biblical writers have held. In addition to correctly postulating from the sun the order of the known planets, including Earth, and reasonably accurately calculating their orbital periods, Copernicus proposed that the Earth rotated daily on its axis and that the shifting seasons accounted for incremental changes of this axis.

From The Quotes Of Nicolaus Copernicus

So, influenced by these advisors and this hope, I have at length allowed my friends to publish the work, as they had long besought me to do.

Cornel West

Cornel West, American philosopher, a scholar of African American studies, and political activist (born 2 June 1953, Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.). His influential book Race Matters (1993) lamented what he saw as the moral impoverishment in the underclass of African America and analyzed the “black leadership crisis” in the United States critically.

West’s dad was a U.S. civilian. The administrator of the Air Force and his mother, a primary school teacher and eventually a principal. In Sacramento, California, the family settled in an African American working-class neighborhood during West’s childhood. West frequently attended services at the local Baptist church, where he listened to stirring testimonials from parishioners whose grandparents were slaves of misery, hardship, and faith. During this time, another force on the West was the Black Panther Party, whose Sacramento offices were close to the church he attended.

From The Quotes Of Cornel West

“We have to recognize that there cannot be relationships unless there is a commitment unless there is loyalty unless there is love, patience, persistence.”

Let me conclude my blog post with the Yiddish proverb, which says,
“A nation’s treasure is its scholars.” 

So forget not to read about their biographies and forget not to collect and benefit from the jewels of knowledge they left for all of us.