Nafi ibn al-Harith

Nafi ibn al-Harith

Nafi ibn al-Harith bin Kalada al-Thaqafi (in Arabic نافع بن الحارث بن كلدة الثقفي ) (died 670 AD) was an Arab physician of the Banu Thaqif and was recommended by prophet Muhammad and treated Sa`d ibn Abi Waqqas, and when Abu Bakr was dying, he designated his illness as poisoning.

Trained in Yemen,[1] he is reported to have written a book named Dialog in Medicine. He was the chief physician and teacher at the Academy of Gundishapur in Persia.

He was half brother of Nufay ibn al-Harith (also known as Abu Bakra bin Kalada al-Thaqafi at-Thaifi).

See also

References

  1. ^ E. Browne, Islamic Medicine, 2002, p.11, ISBN 81-87570-19-9)

External links

  • http://www.abc.se/~m9783/o/abfm_e.html