Al-Khwarizmi al-Khati

Abu al-Hakim Muhammad ibn Abd al-Malik al-Salihi al-Khwarizmi al-Khati, Al-Khati (flourished 1034), was a Muslim alchemist from the village of Kath in the Khwarezm region. He is known for systematizing Muslim alchemy.[1]

Al-Khati lived and worked in Baghdad[citation needed] and nearby, and wrote Ain al-San'a wa awn al-Sunâ (The essential[s] of the Art and the Help for the Artisans).[2] The work was crucial for the training of glass-makers, metallurgists, carpenters, and other craftsmen and artisans. The book provided detailed information on various techniques and methods used practically.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Barnes, Harry Elmer (1965). An intellectual and cultural history of the Western World. Dover Publications. p. 496. OCLC 390382.
  2. ^ Forbes, Robert James (1970). A short history of the art of distillation: from the beginnings up to the death of Cellier Blumenthal. BRILL. p. 42. ISBN 978-90-04-00617-1.