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  • Annotations on "Sadīdī".


  • Ḥāshiya Bar Sadīdī (Annotations on Sadīdī) is a volume of annotations on the commentary by Sadid al-Din ibn Masʻud Kazaruni (died 1357) on al-Mūjiz fī al-ṭibb (Epitome of medicine). The latter was a well-known medical text written by Ibn ʻAli ibn Abi al-Ḥazm Ibn al-Nafis (circa 1210-88) as an abstract of its author's own commentary on al-Qānūn fī al-ṭibb (Canon of medicine) by Ibn Sina (980--1037, known in the West as Avicenna). The work therefore highlights the rich tradition of commentary on medical and scientific texts in Islamic civilization, in which a canonical text (in this case Ibn Sina's widely celebrated Canon of Medicine) would be the subject of commentaries by subsequent generations of scholars. These commentaries then would become well-respected works in their own right. In this case, Ibn al-Nafis's epitome of his own commentary became an authoritative text and was in turn the subject of a commentary by Sadid al-Din Kazaruni in a work commonly referred to as al-Mughnī fī sharḥ al-mūjiz (The sufficient commentary on al-Mūjiz). The final stage of commentary linking the Ḥāshiya Bar Sadīdī to its source material would have been by the unknown author of this work, who took fragments of Sadid al-Din's text (generally consisting of several words) and discussed them in great detail. It is possible that the reader was expected to know the text of al-Mughnī fī sharḥ al-mūjiz by heart, or more likely, that the reader would have had the benefit of referring to Sadid al-Din's text directly while reading the Ḥāshiya. The collected annotations all refer to the third fann ("art" or section) of Sadid al-Din's work, starting with diseases of the eye and ending with the diseases of the extremities. The text stops abruptly in the middle of a discussion regarding the treatment of gout. Serving as the only illustration of this work is a line drawing offering a schematized rendition of the main muscle groups of the abdomen. The author of this work is unknown, but the presence of occasional Persian expressions embedded in the Arabic indicates that he knew Persian. Sadid al-Din's original text has been indicated by a superposed line, in addition to a preceding qaulahu (His words [are]). Among the other quoted medical authorities are Burhan al-Din Nafis ibn ʻIwad al-Kirmani (died 1449), who served as court physician under Ulugh Beg and who is occasionally, and somewhat confusingly, referred to in the text as al-Nafis (Ibn al-Nafis himself is referred to as al-Qarashi, signifying that his forebears were members of the Quraysh tribe). Also quoted is Muhammad Husayn ʻUqayli Khurasani, a Persian physician who lived in the Indian subcontinent, and who flourished in the mid to late 18th century; thus this copy could not have been produced before the late 18th century.


  • Avicenna, 980-1037 Contributor.
  • Ibn al-Nafīs, ʻAlī ibn Abī al-Ḥazm, 1210 or 1211-1288 Contributor.
  • Kāzarūnī, Muḥammad ibn Masʻūd, died 1357 Commentator for Written Text.

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  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1750 to 1799]


  • -  1750 to 1799
  • -  Arabic manuscripts
  • -  Diseases
  • -  Drugs
  • -  Materia medica
  • -  Medicine
  • -  Medicine, Arab
  • -  Medicine, Medieval
  • -  Naskh script


  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 137 folios ; 315 x 203 millimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Wellcome Library.
  • -  Content in Arabic.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.


  • 1 online resource.

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  • 2021667353

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Chicago citation style:

Avicenna, 980-1037 Contributor, ʻAlī Ibn Abī Al-Ḥazm Ibn Al-Nafīs, and Muḥammad Ibn MasʻŪd Kāzarūnī. Annotations on "Sadīdī". [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1799, 1750] Pdf.

APA citation style:

Avicenna, 9. C., Ibn Al-Nafīs, ʻ. I. A. A. & Kāzarūnī, M. I. M. (1750) Annotations on "Sadīdī". [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1799] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Avicenna, 980-1037 Contributor, ʻAlī Ibn Abī Al-Ḥazm Ibn Al-Nafīs, and Muḥammad Ibn MasʻŪd Kāzarūnī. Annotations on "Sadīdī". [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1799, 1750] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.