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(also Ibn al-Suwaydī ), ʿIzz al-Dīn Abū Isḥāḳ Ibrāhīm b. Muḥammad b. Ṭark̲h̲ān, Arab physician (b. 600/1204 in Damascus, d. there 690/1292). He was a student of Ibn al-Bayṭār and a friend of Ibn Abī Uṣaybiʿa [q.vv.]. The latter reports that al-Suwaydī was an excellent writer of poetry and prose (see ʿUyūn al-anbāʾ , 267, for some verse) and, in addition, an outstanding calligrapher who penned his own books in the “well-proportioned script” ( al-k̲h̲aṭṭ al-mansūb ) devised by Ibn al-Bawwāb [q.v.] or in clear Kūfī script.

Three works of al-Suwaydī are extant in manuscript:

1. K. al-Tad̲h̲kir…

Cite this page
Dietrich, A., “al-Suwaydī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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