Abu al-Qasim Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Iraqi al-Simāwi (d.1260?) was a Muslim Alchemist from Baghdad who performed various experiments and was the famous author of Kitāb al-ʿIlm al-muktasab fī zirāʿat al-dhahab ("The Book of Acquired Knowledge concerning the Cultivation of Gold").[1] Al-Jildaki was deeply inspired by his works and wrote various commentaries and references regarding the works of Al-Simawi.[2]


  1. ^ Edited by Holmyard, Eric J. 1923. Kitāb al-'ilm al-muktasab fī zirā'at al-dahab (Book of knowledge acquired concerning the cultivation of gold) by Abu 'l-Qasim Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-'Iraqi. Paris: Geuthner.
  2. ^ "Islamic Medical Manuscripts: Bio-Bibliographies - S".