Avicenna is one of the renowned scientists and geniuses of Iran and the world whose works, especially “The Canon” which was a medical encyclopedia, have been translated in several languages and taught for years in the most prestigious universities all around the world. This brilliant scientist has eminent works and profound knowledge about various sciences including philosophy, mathematics, medicine, natural science, occult science, music, and psychology. He has authored 450 books on a variety of fields, mostly medicine and philosophy. In his “History of Science”, George Sarton mentions Avicenna as one of the greatest medical thinkers and scientists. His most famous works are “The Book of Healing” and “The Canon of Medicine”.
The current tomb of Avicenna is in the houses of Abu Sa’id Dakhuk, his old friend. Avicenna spent some time at his house as a guest. The remains of his body were transferred to and buried in that house. The tombs of both of them are located there. This monument was built by the great architect, Hooshang Seyhoun. The construction of this monument was inspired by Gonbad-e Qabus (Qabus Dome), an architectural masterpiece in Islamic history of Iran.
Avicenna’s birthday, i.e. August 23, is commemorated as the National Doctors’ Day in Iran.