Study and Review of Medical Treatise Written by Nizamuddin Ahmad Gilani

Document Type : Original Article


1 Doctorate graduate of Iran Islamic period and lecturer of the history department of Yasouj University, Yasouj, Iran

2 Department of History, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran


Nizamuddin Ahmad Gilani’s “Medical Treatise” is a concise Persian-language treatise on medical sciences. Nizamuddin Ahmad was a prominent physician during the Safavid era, with a substantial body of work across various scientific domains, particularly medicine. His scholarly contributions underscore Gilani’s expertise in numerous scientific disciplines, with a particular emphasis on medical knowledge. The “Medical Treatise” comprises an introduction and fifteen chapters. In the introduction, the author explores the significance of medical science based on verses from the Holy Qur’an, hadiths attributed to the Holy Prophet and Imams, as well as the wisdom of sages, equating it with religious and Sharia studies. Subsequently, in the fifteen chapters, the text delves into the description of diseases, their causes and treatments, and the insights of esteemed sages like Galen, Hippocrates, and Luqman. This research focuses on the examination and review of the medical treatise available in the Library, Museum, and Documents Center of the Islamic Council.


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