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Dāwūd al-Anṭākī
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Dāwūd al-Anṭākī, Dāwūd b. ʿUmar al-Anṭākī (d. in Mecca 1007 or 1008/1598 or 1599), was a famous physician and man of letters from Antioch (Anṭākiya). Although he was blind from birth, thus being known as ‘al-Ḍarīr’ (the blind), he was also known as ‘al-Baṣīr’ (the one who has insight). Other epithets reported for him are: ‘al-Ḥakīm’ (the wise), ‘al-Māhir’ (the talented), ‘al-Farīd’ (the unique), ‘al-Ṭabīb’ (the physician) and ‘al-Ḥādhiq’ (the skilled) (al-Difāʿ, 42…

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Younes Karamati and Translated by Keven Brown, “Dāwūd al-Anṭākī”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 04 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_036005>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180110

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