This questions come from the book ibn tufayl’s hayy ibn yaqzan by

After answering each question provide the page number in which you have gotten your answer from. the answer should be no more than a paragrafh.


  1. Ibn Tufayl begins his book by addressing it to his “Noble brother, my dear, kind  friend.”  Who do you think this person might be?  What does Ibn Tufayl tell this person is the purpose of this book—or is it a letter?page number 
  2. What is the point Ibn Tuffayl is trying to make with the blind child allegory (p. 97)?  What is he trying to show or suggest? page number
  3. What are the two explanations of Hayy’s origin?  What is the difference between them?page number