Ibn Tufail Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Malik
He was known for his Hayy Ibn Yaqzan, a philosophical treatise, translated in Latin in 1671 entitled 'Philosophus Autodidactus' and in English by L E Goodman.
Ibn Tufail also wrote on medicine and served as the court physician during the reign of Yaqub Yasuf, the ruler of Spain from 1163 to 1184.
Ibn Tufail was born in Spain.
Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin