Imam Reza: The Golden Treatise of Medicine

Mohammadali M. Shoja, R. Shane Tubbs, Mostafa Ghanei

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Alī ibn Mūsā ibn Ja‘far (766-818 AD), known as Imam Reza, is the eight of the Shiite Twelve Imam, an extremely respected and holy figure for Shiite Muslims. His medical epistle written to Abbasid Caliph al-Ma’moon was known as “The Golden Treatise of Medicine” (al-Risalat az-Zahabiyya), a classic Arabic medical text, has scarcely been examined in English literature. This book presents the first annotated English translation of this medical epistle, supplemented with a biography of the author and an explanatory introduction.