Early Islamic philosophy classical Islamic philosophy is a period of intense philosophical development beginning in the 2nd century AH of the Islamic calendar ( early 9th century CE) lasting until the 6th century AH ( late 12th century CE). History of muslim philosophy pdf. Muslim philosophers both profess Islam engage in a style of philosophy situated within the structure of Islamic culture though not necessarily concerned with religious issues.
The period is known as the Islamic Golden Age the achievements of this period had a crucial influence in the development of modern philosophy . In the eighth century, extensive contact with philosophical cultures of the West led to a drive to translate philosophical works. The sayings of the companions of Muhammad contained little philosophical discussion. His philosophical works were one of the main targets of al- Ghazali’ s attack on philosophical influences in Islam.