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 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.


  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.
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