Muhammad Ali Astarabadi

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Husayn ibn Muhammad ibn Ali al-Astarabadi was a 15th-century Persian physician from Astarabad, Golestan, Persia.[1]

In 1427, he wrote his well-known commentary on Jaghmini's summary of The Canon of Medicine of Avicenna. Astarabadi dedicated it to Prince Murtada.

Little else is known of his life.

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For information on his only known treatise, see:

  • Carl Brockelmann, Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur, 1st edition, 2 vols. (Leiden: Brill, 1889–1936). Second edition, 2 vols. (Leiden: Brill, 1943–49). Page references will be to those of the first edition, with the 2nd edition page numbers given in parentheses. vol. 1, p. 457 (598)
  • Carl Brockelmann, Geschichte der arabischen Litteratur, Supplement, 3 vols. (Leiden: Brill, 1937–1942), vol. 1, p. 826.
  • A.Z. Iskandar, A Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: The Wellcome Historical Medical Library, 1967), pp. 56–57 and 184.
  • A.Z. Iskandar, A Descriptive List of Arabic Manuscripts on Medicine and Science at the University of California, Los Angeles (Leiden: Brill, 1984), p. 73.

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  1. ^ Decline of Muslim States and Societies: The Real Root Causes and What Can Be ... page : 267 : "Hussain al-Astarabadi of Golestan, Persia, wrote a commentary on Jaghmini's Qanunshah"

Founder of the Horufi sect.