Ibn Al-Jazzar: A Pioneer of Islamic Medicine

A pioneer of Islamic medicine

The mausoleum of the doctor Ibn Al-Jazzar in Kairouan, Tunisia, is a moving testimony to Islamic medical heritage. Born Abu Ja’far Ahmad ibn Ibrahim Abu Khalid Al-Qayrawani around the year 898, Ibn Al-Jazzar came from a family of renowned doctors from Kairouan. His early involvement in the study and practice of medicine led him to…