Ibn Sina (Avicenna)
Views on wine
Amira K. Bennison, a Cambridge historian, records the following:
Avicenna considered both prayer and wine essential to his intellectual life and he was as likely to quaff a goblet of wine as hurry to the mosque to pray when he had a mental block.
Amira K. Bennison, The Great Caliphs: The Golden Age of the 'Abbasid Empire, Yale University Press, p. 105, ISBN 0300154895, 2014, https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Great_Caliphs.html?id=NBNkzhvf7z4C&source=kp_book_description