New Definition of Islamic Medicine: 'Neo-Islamic Medicine'
The definition of Islamic medicine and its various perspectives are presented. Islamic medicine is difficult to define unless the context of the definition is established. The paper discusses the various contexts in which it can be defined. Primary among these are historical, indigenous, contemporary, and ideological concepts. The author suggests a consensus to be reached within the Islamic scholarship and proposes that the new definition should be categorized by the term "neo-Islamic medicine."
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