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al-Ḥasan b. Nūh al-Qamarī
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al-Ḥasan b. Nūh al-Qamarī al-Bukhārī, Abū Manṣūr, a Persian physician of the 4th/10th century who served several rulers of the Sāmānid dynasty (r. 204–395/819–1005).

There are few details about al-Qamarī’s date of birth and his life. His appellation ‘al-Qamarī’ (sometimes written ‘al-Qumrī’) suggests that he was originally a native of Kamarah, a town in the vicinity of Bukhārā (al-Baghdādī, 11). He was court physician to the Sāmānid prince, al-Manṣūr (r. 350–365/961–976) (Brockelmann SI/424–425).

Ibn Abī Uṣaybiʿa (1/327), writing in the 7th/13th century, relates from…

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Saeed Akbari Shad and Translated by Alexander Khaleeli, “al-Ḥasan b. Nūh al-Qamarī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 23 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_046772>
First published online: 2022

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