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Pharmacy and its offshoots

Mohd Shafri, Mohd Affendi (2018) Pharmacy and its offshoots. In: Al-Tibb: healing tradition in Islamic medical manuscripts. Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 99-142. ISBN 978-983-2591-15-3

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Abstract

The discipline of pharmacy started off as the study of medical materials. In the Muslim tradition, the first person to have written down a text listing the medicinal uses of plants was the Prophet Sulayman ( �) (Solomon). Ibn Abi Usaybi’ah in his ‘Uyun al-Anba’ 1 relays the Prophetic narration2 that a plant emerged when the Prophet Sulayman (�) was in his prayer niche, upon which he asked its name and use. As other plants appeared, he made the same inquiry. He then had the edible ones taken to be cultivated, while those with medicinal properties were described in writing. This marks the beginning of pharmacy and the medical writing tradition ....

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 6845/66956
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pharmacy, offshoots, tibb
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Affendi Mohd Shafri
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2018 09:56
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2018 09:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/66956

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