Ibn al-Tilmīdh

Ibn al-Tilmīdh

Amīn al-Dawla Abu'l-Ḥasan Hibat Allāh ibn Ṣaʿīd ibn al-Tilmīdh (Arabic: هبة الله بن صاعد ابن التلميذ‎; 1073 CE – 1165 CE) was a Syriac Christian physician, pharmacist, poet, musician and calligrapher of the medieval Islamic civilization.

Ibn al-Tilmidh worked at the ʻAḍudī hospital in Baghdad where he eventually became its chief physician as well as court physician to the caliph Al-Mustadi, and in charge of licensing physicians in Baghdad.[1] He mastered the Arabic, Persian, Greek and Syriac languages.

He compiled several medical works, the most influential being Al-Aqrābādhīn al-Kabir, a pharmacopeia which became the standard pharmacological work in the hospitals of the Islamic civilization, superseding an earlier work by Sabur ibn Sahl.[1]


  • Marginal commentary on Ibn Sina's "Canon"
  • Al-Aqrābādhīn al-Kabir
  • Maqālah fī al-faṣd


  1. ^ a b Chipman, Leigh (2010). The world of pharmacy and pharmacists in Mamlūk Cairo. Leiden: Brill. pp. 31–32.  

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