Frases de Al-Ma'arri

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Data de nascimento: 973
Data de falecimento: 1058


Al-Ma‘arri foi um filósofo, poeta e escritor árabe, cego. Foi um controverso racionalista do seu tempo, atacando os dogmas da religião e rejeitando a alegação de que o Islã possuía qualquer monopólio da verdade.

Citações Al-Ma'arri

„A little doubt is better than total credulity.“

—  Al-Maʿarri
As quoted in Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out (2003) by Ibn Warraq, p. 68


„The inhabitants of the earth are of two sorts:
Those with brains, but no religion,
And those with religion, but no brains.“

—  Al-Maʿarri
As quoted in The Crusades Through Arab Eyes (1984) by Amin Maalouf, p. 37 Variant translations: The world holds two classes of men; intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence. A Short History of Freethought Ancient and Modern (1906) by John Mackinnon Robertson, Vol. I, Ch. VIII: Freethought under Islam, p. 269 The world is divided into men who have wit and no religion and men who have religion and no wit. This form of the statement has been most commonly misatributted — to Avicenna, in A Rationalist Encyclopaedia: A Book of Reference on Religion, Philosophy, Ethics, and Science (1950) by Joseph McCabe, p. 43, <!-- probably because of a misreading of that article --> and later to Averroes, in The Atheist World‎ (1991) by Madalyn Murray O'Hair, p. 46.