Study of Scientific Life of Abu Ja'far Ahmad ibn Ibrahim Jazzar

Document Type: Original Article


1 PhD., Assistant Professor, Department of History, College of Literature and Humanities, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

2 PhD., Assistant Professor, Department of Theology and Islamic Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran


In the history of Islamic Medicine, honorable physicians have risen, however, some of them are lesser-known. Abu Ja'far Ahmad ibn Ibrahim Jazzar is one of the students of the medical school of Kairouan, who was scientifically active in the period of the Fatimid Caliphate (297-358 A.H/  909-969 A.D). The scientific works of this knowledgable scientist manifest his expertise and skill in lexicon, philosophy, medicine, and branches related to medicine, especially pharmacology. Tibb al-Fuqara' va al-Masakin [medicine for the poor and destitute] is one of his most enduring medical works with considerable fame. This research tries to study the details of Ibn Jazzar’s scientific life as well as his works remained in the field of Medicine.