Forty portraits Ibn Sina

Ibn SinaMighty Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni, the ruler of the state, which included and Central Asian cities, jealously reacted to enthusiastic stories about the Academy of the Emir of Mamun. Such a flower bed of scientists and physicians worthy to decorate his Palace!
Urgent call to the Emir Mamun Ibn Sina was the last visit of the "Academy". The invitation read out on behalf of the Sultan of Ghazni, no one was fooled. Nice words sounded by the order, and what is awaiting scientist at the court of the Sultan, it was known beforehand.
Ibn Sina and Masihi decided to flee Gurganj, to seek the protection of the Dzhurdzhana, the Emir Qaboos. It Masihi and was the companion who has not made through the wilderness. And Ibn Blue reaching the goal had to be convinced by sad experience, that at the Sultan of Ghazni good memory and long arms.
The religious doctrine of Islam forbidden to draw a man, for it's sinful to repeat what Allah has created. But the Sultan could afford to disregard the prohibition of theologians. He ordered to make a forty portraits of Ibn Sina and hang them on the walls of large mosques. The calculation was correct: the mosque is the most visited place, where the faithful congregate for prayer. And those who could read, and told those who ratification did not know that the Sultan himself invites the service of the wise and scholar Ibn Sina. And that all who heard it and reported it to the authorities, will receive for their efforts award.
In Dzhurdzhana Ibn Sina, stopping for the night in a caravan-shed, he called himself Abu Ali. At night he, as usual, sat down to write and could not focus: behind the wall was a cough, choke and moaned some people. It turned out that the unfortunate person is not here no friends or relatives, he went to town on business and fell ill. Ibn Sina to find the medication that strengthen the heart and releasing heat from the body, all night sat at the bedside, and after a few days the merchant could continue.
He called Ibn Sina with him, but his house was in a dangerous neighborhood with the Sultan's Palace. But the money Abu Ali gratefully took: the doctor has run out of paper, under sketches of the "Canon" was the last sheet.
The owner of the caravanserai was sick son. The boy suffered itchy feet, he combed them to blood. Ointment, proposed by the visiting doctor, did feet healthy after three days. Shaken by the owner told about wonderful doctor neighbors down the street, Ibn Sina new patients, and those, in turn, spread a rumor throughout the whole city. Not otherwise, Allah himself controls his healing hands.
No matter how called themselves Ibn Sina, no matter how changed the form of a beard, mustache, differently was tied to the turban, in the end, he knew. When the portrait, but most often he gave his own art.
Identified Ibn Sina and Dzhurdzhana. Had none to lose. And yet he left town richer than entered it. Went Ibn Sina not one. With him was a young man by the name of Juzjani first acquaintance on the caravanserai, then the student and the most faithful friend to the end of life of Ibn Sina.
They kept the path in the city of ray, who rules over his frail son his mother Sayyid. Portrait of Ibn Sina overtook him. The ruler knew who stood before her. Of course, the Sultan is the Sultan, at any moment of its troops may have walls Rhea, but the son is son, and let persecuted doctor will help her maternal grief. Why son and heir silent for days?
The servants brought the ruler: Ibn Sina raised heir unusually early and forced him to do gymnastics. He ordered to clean the pool, to fill it with water and teaches son of the ruler to swim. The doctor often goes with the Prince in the garden, long talks with him.
When the troops of Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni really close to the city, the boy was healthy. Thank ruler released Ibn Sina from besieged ray.
If asked what he wants more than anything, Ibn Sina probably would have said several years of peaceful life in one place, to write the Canon, let the night, but in the same house.
Dreary thoughts led him along the way in Hamadan, the memory recalled the sad lines of verse, Ibn Sina wrote them in his youth:
Bad when to regret their deeds will be Before you, lonely, tired from the world. Do today what that run in forces, For it is possible that tomorrow you never rise again.
At least five years calm life!
In Hamadan vizier Emir looked at the letter received from the Sayyid, and advised him to look for a service in another place, because, thanks to Allah, his master was not sick and doctor services are not necessary.
Travelers home of a caravanserai, and soon his master spoke about the guests with his distant relative, minor Governor neighboring Hamadan areas. The Governor shook his teeth. Examining him, Ibn Sina was told to get the resin "Zift", mixed it with wax and honey, and gave to chew the patient. He worked diligently jaws, while in admiration found what can click on a tooth, not being afraid to lose it completely.
Teeth ruler strengthened, the head of his Chancellery forgot what a headache. Ibn Sina was taken of those who began to heal in Hamadan, the benefit of the city was close to: removed the stone from the bladder one patient, cut polyps in the nose of another, well tucked eye fistula is the third.
During the day he was treated, and in the evening he was waiting for sheets "Canon". Considering the medical arts, ancient predecessors, he was supplemented their own conclusions-observations, methods and recommendations, which gave good results in many years of practice. Some diseases Ibn Sina was determined by the pulse. In this art he surpassed many. For him there was wavy and spindle-shaped pulse, two-drums, a long, trembling, short, small, slow, ant. And that's not all signs. He divided the pulse on soft and hard, nervous and low, sawtooth, empty. Violation of harmony pulse pointed Ibn Blue on many internal diseases.
Ibn Sina wrote, explained written faithful, Juzjan, and he, having received a detailed answer to your "why", copied pages fair copy. Still in his job was to "service of Allah". When the page was a page without mentioning the name of God, Juzjani with the permission of the teacher put God's name in the appropriate part of the text.