Dawud al-Antaki

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Dawud Ibn Umar Al-Antaki also known as Dawud Al-Antaki (Arabic: داؤود الأنطاكي‎) was a blind Muslim physician and pharmacist active in Cairo. He was born during the XVI in Al-Foah and died around in Mecca in 1597.[1] He lived most of his life in Antioch before made a pilgrimage to Mecca and took advantage of the trip to visited Damascus and Cairo. He will then settle in Mecca.

After the hey-day of medicine in the medieval Islamic world, Daud Al-Antaki was one of three great names in the field of Arabic medicine in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries CE, alongside the Iraqi scholar Yusuf Ibn Ismail Al-Kutbi and the Ottoman physician Khadir Ibn Ali Hajji Basa.[2]


Tadhkr Al Qabb[edit]

Tadhkir al-Qabb is a three-part medical book dealing with herbal medicines and includes descriptions of over 3,000 medicinal and aromatic plants. [3] [4]


Daud al-Antaki also wrote The Book of Precious Kohl for the Evacuation of the President's Eyes an explanation of Ibn Sina's poem. He also wrote three books on astronomy, some books on logic and a book on psychiatry that contains hadiths in medical advice.


  1. ^ Kachef er-roumouz (Révélation des énigmes) d'Abd Er-Rezzaq Ed-Djezaïry; ou Traité de matière médicale arabe d'Abd er-Rezzaq l'Algérien; Leclerc, Lucien, b. 1816 ; p 12
  2. ^ Impact of science on society Unesco - 1976- Volumes 26 à 27 - Page 145 [Reprinted in Ziauddin Sardar The Touch of Midas: Science, Values, and Environment in Islam and the West 1984 p82] "After the work of Ibn Al-Nafis, Muslim creativity in medicine began to decline. Yet the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries produced three great names in the field: Yet the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries produced three great names in the field: the 'Iraqi Yusuf Ibn Isma'il Al-Kutbi, the Turk, Khadir Ibn 'Ali Hajji Basa, and Daud Al-Antaki (d. 1599)."
  3. ^ Martin Levey Early Arabic Pharmacology: An Introduction Based on Ancient and ... - 1973 Page 170 "Another work, also by a Cairo authority, al-Antaki (d. 1599) must be mentioned because of its popularity in the Near East. It is "Memorandum for Intelligent People." It contains much diverse material but is primarily an alphabetical list of drugs."
  4. ^ "صفحات من تاريخ العلوم بالحضارة العربية.. داود الأنطاكي صاحب التذكرة (10)". البوابة نيوز. مؤرشف من الأصل في 26 مايو 2018. اطلع عليه بتاريخ 22 يوليو 2020.

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