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Publication Division of IAMMS (Earlier ‘Shifaul Mulk Abdul Latif Memorial Committee’)

Before the existence of Ibn Sina Academy, publications were done under the aegis of Tibbi Academy, formed in 1963. The first book of the Tibbi Academy was Daur Jadeed aur Tibb (Modern Times and Unani Medicine). From 1965 to 1970, a monthly Urdu journal, Al-Hikmat, was published under the auspices of Tibbi Academy. Under the Shifaul Mulk Memorial Committee many more publications came into existence and are known to the world of history of medicine. The Memorial Committee and Tibbi Academy are now a part of the Publication Division of Ibn Sina Academy.

In addition, the quarterly Newsletter of Ibn Sina Academy is also a part of Publication Division.

The academy has published a number of books on the history of medicine and sciences including pharmacology and literature. Following is the list of publications:

A.  History of Medicine


  • Daur Jadeed Aur Tibb, 1963
  • Tarikh llm Tashrih, 1967
  • Ilmul Amraz, 1969
  • Resalah Judia, 1971
  • Tajdeed Tibb, 1972
  • Bayaz Waheedi, 1974
  • Matab Murtaish, 1976
  • Tazkerah Khandan Azizi 1978
  • Kitabul Murakkabat 1980
  • Safvi Ahad Main Ilm Tashreeh Ka Mutala, 1983
  • Hayat Karam Hussain, 1983
  • The Azizi Family of Physicians, 1983
  • Aligarh Key Tibbi Makhtootat, 1984
  • Qanoon lbn Sina Aur Uskey Shareheen wa Mutarjemeen, 1986
  • Risalah Nabidh (Edited with Fascimile), 1986
  • Tibb Firoz Shahi, 1990
  • Research in Ilmul Advia, 1990
  • Risalah Atrilal, 1993
  • Studies in Ilmul Advia, 1994
  • Dilli aur Tibb Unani, 1995
  • AI-Advia al-Qalbia, 1996
  • Tibbi Taqdame, 2001
  • Aina-e Tarikh Tibb, 2001
  • Asmaul Advia, 2002
  • Maqalat Shifaul Mulk Hakim Abdul Latif, 2002
  • Hakim Ajmal Khan, 2004
  • Persian Translation of Qanun Ibn Sina aur uskey Shirehin wa Mutarjamin, 2004
  • Jawami Kitab Al-Nabd Al-Saghir of Galen, 2007
  • Risalah Fi Auja Al Niqris of Qusta Ibn Luqa, 2007
  • Ainul Hayat of Mohammad Ibn Yusuf Harawi, 2007
  • Rislah fil Nabidh, 2007
  • Kitab al Anasir of Galen, 2008
  • Kitab Al Mizaj of Galen, 2008
  • Kitab fi Firaq al Tibb of Galen 2008
  • Tazkira Atibba-e-Asr, 2010
  • Post Graduate Education, Research Methodology and Manuscript Studies in Unani Medicine, 2011


The details of few of the above books by Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman can be read from open library Publications of Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman


B.    History of Science (Mass Communication)


·         Science for the Masses – Dynamics of Popular Communication by Afreena Rizvi, 2002


C. Pharmacology


·         Tauzihat Kulliyat Advia by Dr. Abdul Latif, 2002

·         Tauzihat Kulliyat Advia by Dr. Abdul Latif, 2004

·         Kitab Amal Ilmul Advia – 1 by Dr. Abdul Latif, et al, 2004

·         An Introduction to Environmental Pharmacology by Syed Ziaur Rahman, M Shahid & Varun Gupta, 2008

·         A Guide to the Alternatives to Animal Experimentation by Syed Ziaur Rahman & Tariq Salman, 2009 (revised edition, 2010 and 2014)


D.    History of Institution


·         History of NRSC, AMU, Aligarh, by Syed Ziaur Rahman, 2000


E.    Travelogue


  • Iran Nama, by Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman, 1998.
  • Safar Nama Bangladesh by Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman, 2006


F.    Literature


  • Ross Masud by Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman, 2011
  • Jharoke Se by Syed Tassawer Hussain, 2002
  • Team India in World Cup Cricket by Mr. S. Hasan Asif, 2007
  • Mîzân-i Harf, by Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman, 2012
  • Feelings Take Flight, by Fatima Khan, 2013




It’s a historical fact that the transmission of Graeco-Arabic medicine to Europe took a circuitous route with scholars of early medieval period (661-1031) translating from the Greek or Syriac to the Arabic. Three centuries later (circa 1540), the same literature was translated from the Arabic or Hebrew to the Latin. With the advent of the printing press, Latin replaced Arabic. By the 18th century, modern European languages (French, German, Italian, and English) replaced Latin. Between the 9th to the 13th centuries, Arabic was the major language of medicine and science.

In 19th and 20th Century, these philosophies and Graeco-Arabic medicine became (almost) forgotten when modern physicians went "back to the basics“. However, the system remained alive in some parts of the world especially in Indian subcontinent. Since the 18th century, translation of important Arabic and Persian medical works and textbooks into Urdu as well as the compilation of independent works in Urdu began when Urdu became the language of science and literature in India.


Arabic medicine was not simply a rendition of Greek knowledge; its continuity in terms of achievements and progress could still be seen in Indian subcontinent as a practicing system of medicine.


The translation, commentary and addition of knowledge from Arabic and Persian into Urdu is still unabated. We believe that unless Urdu becomes a storehouse of modern knowledge by extending its scope to include in its fold all modern discipline, particularly, the modern science and medicine, it is bound to loose its appeal for the younger generation. It is quite apparent today that Urdu should not confine itself to pure literature, that is, poetry, short stories and novel writing. Further, along with the above-mentioned, our intelligentsia should also be aware of our scientific heritage, particularly that of medieval India. Urdu is the language, through which some of the students gain access to modern developments in medicine and science- hence the importance of textbook writings in Urdu.

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