[8] The Muslim Doctor and the Goal behind Medicine: [He (or She) must affirm what is transmitted in the Islamic Legislation Regarding Medicine]


In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool (may Allaah preserve him) stated  in Akhlaaq At-Tabeeb Al-Muslim page 10-11 that the Muslim doctor must affirm what has been transmitted in the Islamic Sharee’ah regarding medicine, for indeed the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] does  not speak of his own desire. Allaah said:

وَمَا يَنطِقُ عَنِ ٱلۡهَوَىٰٓ

إِنۡ هُوَ إِلَّا وَحۡىٌ۬ يُوحَىٰ

Nor does he speak of (his own) desire. It is only an Inspiration that is inspired. [53:3-4]

Then the Shaikh mentioned a number of things mentioned in the Sunnah, which are a means of cure, such as cupping, honey, black seed and cauterization when needed. Likewise, the Muslim doctor should also direct the patient to the acts of worship that have been prescribed as a means of cure, such as supplications, ruqya, remembrance of Allaah etc

Imaam Ibnul Qayyim (rahimahullaah) stated that the Prophetic medicine is of three types: Natural medicines [Ref:1]; supplications and other divine legislated acts of worship, or a combination of the two. Aa’isha (radiyallaahu-anhaa) said, ‘’The Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) ordered me or somebody else to do Ruqya (if there was some effect) from an evil eye’’. [Ref 2]

Abridged & paraphrased


[Ref 1]: With regards to using the means of healing mentioned in the Islamic legislation, the Shaikh stated that they are to be utilised based on precise guidelines given by the scholars (i.e. those qualified in the field); for example utilising cupping does not necessitate that one does it so much that he loses more blood than what is necessary, nor is cauterisation applied on a person whose state of health does not permit cauterisation. Likewise, neither should honey be used by one who is diabetic, nor used too much (in cases when it is prescribed), except based on the amount suggested by those specialised in the field. Therefore, the aim is to apply what is found in the Sunnah in accordance with precise guidelines given by the scholars.

[Ref 2]: With regards to the evil eye, see following articles:











To be continued InShaaAllaah


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