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al- G̲h̲āfiḳī
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, Muhammad b. Ḳassūm b. Aslam , Spanish-Arab scholar and oculist, probably of the 6th/12th century. The Arabic chroniclers are silent with regard to his biography and we know almost nothing of his life. It has been no more than supposed that he was born in Cordova and that he practised for a long time in this city. According to Wüstenfeld, he was the father of Abū Ḏj̲aʿfar Aḥmad b. Muḥammad al-G̲h̲āfiḳī [q.v. in Supplement], the famous doctor and pharmacologist, author of the Kitāb al-Adwiya al-mufrada .

Of Muḥammad al-G̲h̲āfiḳī, there remains only the Kitāb al-Murs̲h̲id fi’ l-kuḥl , “The O…

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Sarnelli, T., “al-G̲h̲āfiḳī”, 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 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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