Al-Farabi (d.950) was one of the most important philosophers of the world of early Islam. This episode briefly introduces part of his contribution to metaphysics and political philosophy.
Sources and further readings:
A History of Islamic Philosophy by Majid Fakhry
Islamic Philosophy A-Z by Peter S. Groff
Islamic Philosophy: an Introduction by Oliver Leaman
The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy Edited by P. Adamson/R.C. Taylor