A medieval freethinker in a Muslim land

Medieval Freethinker A medieval freethinker in a Muslim land

A brilliant Persian scientist said to have been born in mid-May almost a millennium ago remarkably dared to voice his agnosticism in perhaps the most famous poem ever to come from a Muslim land. The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam scoffs at theologians, laments the unknowability of the hereafter and hails worldly pleasure as the only […]