Zaynab al-Awadiya

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Zaynab al-Awadiya[1] (Arabic: زينب الأوَدية‎, Zaynab al-Awadiyyah, sometimes spelled as al-Awadiyyah or al-Awdiyah) Also known as Zaynab of Banu Awd (Arabic: زينب طبيبة بني أود‎) was a 7th-century Arab physician and expert oculist.[2] She was a member of the Arab tribe of Banu Awd. As a proficient medical practitioner, she was widely renowned among the Arabs due to her expertise in treating sore eyes and wounds.[3] Zaynab has been mentioned in different medieval Arabic books. In particular, the Kitab al-Aghani (The Book of Songs) a major work of the 10th-century historian Abu al-Faraj al-Isfahani. And later in the encyclopedic work of the 13th-century physician Ibn Abi Usaibia, known as Uyūn ul-Anbāʾ fī Ṭabaqāt al-Aṭibbā (Biographical Encyclopedia of Physicians)


  1. ^ Abu-Rabia, Aref (2015-10-01). Indigenous Medicine Among the Bedouin in the Middle East. Berghahn Books. ISBN 978-1-78238-690-2.
  2. ^ Jawad, H. (1998-06-30). The Rights of Women in Islam: An Authentic Approach. Springer. ISBN 978-0-230-50331-1.
  3. ^ "Brill | Scholarly Editions". Retrieved 2020-07-26.

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