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Appendix 3: Manuscripts And Commentaries On The Treatise

The oldest manuscripts date back to the seventh and eighth centuries. It has been handwritten by ‘Abd al-Rahman b. ‘Abd Allah al-Karkhi in 715/1315 A.H; it is available at the Imam al-Hakim Library in Najaf, serial 237.

1. Sayyid DHiya’ al-Din Abu Riẓa Fadhl Allah b. ‘Ali al-Rawandi (circa 548/1174). Tarjamat al-‘Alawi lil Tibb al-Radhawi is the oldest commentary.

Al Salmasi, Abu Ali al-Hasan ibn Ibrahim ibn Abu Bakr (circa. /1226, Azerbadjan), translated in Persian. This translation is in Fatih Library in Turkey, Ehsanoglu, islamiTip yazmalari, 194, p.238.

It was not until the 17th century that other translations and commentaries appeared.

2. Tarjama al-dhahabiyya bi al-Farisiya by Faydh Allah ‘Usara al-Tustari(s.1078 or 1088/1667 or 1677) (a contemporary of Fath ʿAli Khan)

3. Tarjamat al-dhahabiyya bi al-Farisiya by Muhammed Baqir al-Majlisi (died 1111 AH) Available at the private library of the late Sayyid Hassan al-Sadr, Kaẓimiyya, Iraq).

4. Ibn Muhammed Hashim al-Tabibi explained it in Persian.

5. Muhammed Sharif b. Muhammed Sadiq al-Khawatun (abadi?) explained it and mentioned the explanation in his book Hafiz al-Abbdan. Around 1120 AH.

6. Sayyid ‘Abd Allah Shubbar (1242/). Tibb al A'ima 1376/1998.

7. Mirza Muhammed Hadi b. Mirza Muhammed Salih al-Shirazi explained it and named it ‘Afiyat al-Bariya fi Sharh al-dhahabiyya. He was a contemporary of

Sultan Husayn al-Safawi. It is the most extensive commentary in Persian. Ketabkhaneh-ye Razawi. Mashad. p.490.

8. Al-Mawla Muhammed b. al-Hajj Muhammed Hasan al-Mashhadi al-Mudarris. m. 1257/184 l) has been printed in Mashad, Al Fawa'id al-Rida'wiya. (1400 /1980).

9. Al-Sayyid Shams al-Din Muhammed Badiʿ al-Radhawi al-Mashhadi explained al-dhahabiyya and ended it in 1125 A.H.

10. Muhammed b. Yahya explained al-dhahabiyya in Persian.

11. Nawruz ʿAli al-Bastami explained al-Dhahabiyya and mentioned the explanation in his book Firdous al-Tawarikh.

12. Al-Hajj Mirza Kaẓim al-Musawi al-Zanjani (dies 1292) explained it and entitled the explanation as al-Mahmudiya.

13.. Al-Sayyid Husayn b. Nasr Allah al-Arumi al-Musawi wrote Tarjamat al-Musawi fi al-Tibb al-Radhawi.

14. Maqbul Ahmid explained it in Urdu and named the explanation as al-dhahabiya fi Asrar al-ʿUlum al-Tibbi’iya, printed in Hyderabad.

15. Al-Sayyid Mahmud wrote Mafatih al-Sihha in which he gathered the medicine of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and his family, the medicine of the Imams, and the al-Risala al-dhahabiya with a brief explanation in Persian, printed in al-Najaf al-Ashraf in 379 A.H.

16. Al-Sayyid Mirza ʿAli explained al-Risala al-dhahabiya in Persian.

17. Abu al-Qasim Sahab explained it in Persian and named the explanation Behdasht Razawi, and it was printed at the end of volume one of his book Zandagani Hazrat Imam Al-Rida, pp. 301-350.

18. ʿAbd al-Wasiʿ translated al-Risala into Persian. It is listed in the Imam Ali library under the serial number 377

19. Baqir Sharif al Qarashi, Sharh al risala al dhahabiyya fi Tibb Al-ImamAl-Rida’,,ed.Mehr Amir al Muminin,1383s.

19. Dr. al-Sayyid Ṣahib Zaini Razavi conducted a comparative study between the theory of the golden treatise and the latest modern scientific discoveries. It is printed in the Multaqa al-‘Asrayn periodical series, number 2, p.130, Baghdad, under the title, "Tibb al Reza (a)" (on line :Imamreza.net. Retrieved 19 June 2014).

20. ʿAllama Sayyid Murtada al ʿAskari, Tebb Al-Rida’, Tebb al Ṣadiq,(Tebb va darman dar Islam),translation : Zayn al Din Kazemi Khalkhali, ed. Fuad, 1366.

21. One manuscript is in the Escorial library in Spain under the number 707. It probably dates back to the seventh or eighth hijri century (13-14). {Hart Wig Derembourg; Manuscrits arabes de l 'Escurial; tome premier, numero 707, page 507-513; Paris, 1884.

22.The risala has also been printed in Bombay, Hyderabad, and Rampur in India.

23.It is also in the Vatican.