Al-Farabi

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The ideas of a time are like the clothes of a season: they are as arbitrary, as much imposed by some superior will which is seldom explicit. They are utilitarian and political, the instruments of smooth-running government.
Wyndham Lewis
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Abū Nasr Muhammad ibn al-Farakh al-Fārābi (b. 870 - between 14 December 950 and 12 January 951) was a Persian and Islamic philosopher and Scientist.

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  • A just city should favor justice and the just, hate tyranny and injustice, and give them both their just deserts.
    • H. Gibb et al., eds., "Mazalim", The Dictionary of Islam vol. IV (Leiden: Brill, 1991)

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