If you’re interested in early Islamic philosophy, check out these podcasts, which walk through an introduction to several key players.

A 10th-century Text

This snippet is from Mas’udi, a 10th-century historian and geographer who wrote in Arabic.

Source, pp. 41-43.

A 9th-century Text

This is the introduction of al-Kindi’s 9th-century philosophy, written for an ‘Abbasid caliph, in which he presents Aristotelian philosophy in line with Islamic traditions.

Source, pp. 55-60