Contemporary Issues in the Practice of Islamic Medicine

Shahid Athar



Today's Muslim physicians must come out of the glory of the past and revive the concepts of Islamic medicine as it applies to today's patient care, health care, research, and education. They are obligated not only to find cures for diseases not now curable, but also emphasize preventative aspects in all illnesses, physical, mental, and spiritual. They should be able to provide Islamic perspectives in health issues, such as medical ethics, and come up with scientific explanations for Islamic principles and prohibitions. In order to achieve this, they need to excel not only in contemporary knowledge and skill but also be able to comprehend the philosophy of Islam and Islamic medicine.


Muslim Physician; Medical Ethics; Health Care Program

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