Are there any criticisms on Ibn Rushd philosophies?

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Muhammad Ibn Rushd is known as Averroes in the West.  He was born in 1128 A.D. in Cordova.   He died in 1198.  His father and grandfather were both judges in Cordova and his grandfather was also the Imam of the Jamia Mosque of Cordova. As a young man, Ibn Rushd was educated in Cordova.  He lived a very simple and quiet life.  He devoted his time to education and studied philosophy as well as law.  He was a man who wrote many books of which most are written in Arabic. He has been recognized as one of the greatest thinkers and scientists of the 12th century.   Rushd influenced philosophy in the 12th to the 16th centuries. The Islamic community rejected him as a philosopher because of his criticism of religious orthodoxy, and the Catholic  church issued a ban on all of his books.       

"Jurist, physician, and philosopher, Ibn Rushd was one of the last of a line of medieval Muslim scholars who sought to reconcile the truths of revealed religion and dialectical reasoning. Known to the medieval Christian Schoolmen by the name of Averroës, he exercised an overwhelming influence upon Latin thought through his commentaries on Aristotle. "

There are several works which can be found on this philosopher; some can be found at the links listed below.  Hope this helps.