Commentary of ibn-Al-NAfis...

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Ibn-Al-Nafis

Ibn Al-Nafis             His name is Ala-al-din abu AL-Hasan Ali ibn Abi-Hazem al-Qarshi al-Dimashqi. He was known as Ibn al-Nafis. He was an Arab physician, and he is well known for the first to describe the pulmonary circulation of the blood. Ibn al-Nafis was born in Damascus in the year 1213, during the 13th century, 607 A.H. Ibn al- Nafis’s main field was medicine, he was educated at the Medical college-cum-Hospital which was founded by Nur al-Din Zangi. Besides studying medicine he showed interest in each of jurisprudence which is the theory or the philosophy of law; in addition to, literature and theology. Ibn al Nafis then moved to Egypt and was appointed as ra’is al-atibba or chief of physicians at the Nasri Hospital in Cairo.             Ibn al-nafis was  able to educate and train a large number of specialists in different fields, including Ibn al Quff al-Masihi the most famous surgeon. He also taught at the Mansuriya School in Cairo. he has written a lot of books, yet he has those which are more volumus and popular than others as they relate more to the study of the people. One of these voluminous books is Al-Shamil fi al Tibb, which was initially planned to be 300 volume, yet was compromised and uncompleted due to his death on 1288, 687 A.H.Yet the manuscripts of this encyclopedia is available and present in Damascus. He also had many writing, one that was a great contribution to ophthalmology. Another one of his books that was later translated in the west is “Al-Risalah al-Kamiliyyah fil Siera al-Nabawiyyah” which is known to be “Theologus Autodidactus”. besides his writings he had written a few commentaries. Finally one of his most notable works is “commentary on anatomy in Avenicci Canon”. And...