Abu al-Hasan al-Harrani

Abu al-Hasan al-Harrani, Thabit ibn Ibrahim ibn Zahrun al-Ḥarrani (Arabic: أبو الحسن ثابت بن إبراهيم بن زهرون الحراني) (b. Raqqa 896; d. Baghdad 980), was a 10th-century physician and translator who lived and worked in Baghdad at the court of its Buyid rulers.[1]


Not much is known about his life. He was born in Raqqa to a family of learned physicians who were originally Sabians from Harran. He was a contemporary to Ibn Butlan whom he met in Baghdad, and became one of his tutors. His works includes a medical commentary on Yahya ibn Sarafyun's book "al-Kunnash", as mentioned by Ibn Abi Usaibia.[2] Al-Harrani died in Baghdad in 980, aged 84.

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  1. ^ Fariba, Pat; Maryam, Rezaee (16 October 2015). "Abū al-Ḥasan al-Ḥarrānī".
  2. ^ أصيبعة, ابن أبي. طبقات الأطباء (in Arabic). ktab INC.