Therapeutic interventions: an Islamic perspective

Rahman, Mohammad Tariqur, Nazer, Reeza, Brown, Lindsay, Shogar, Ibrahim and Bouzenita, Anke Iman (2008) Therapeutic interventions: an Islamic perspective. Journal of the Islamic Medical Association of North America, 40 2: 60-68. doi:10.5915/40-2-4447

Author Rahman, Mohammad Tariqur
Nazer, Reeza
Brown, Lindsay
Shogar, Ibrahim
Bouzenita, Anke Iman
Title Therapeutic interventions: an Islamic perspective
Journal name Journal of the Islamic Medical Association of North America   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0899-8299
Publication date 2008-05-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5915/40-2-4447
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 40
Issue 2
Start page 60
End page 68
Total pages 9
Editor H. E. Fadel
Place of publication Lombard, IL, United States
Publisher Islamic Medical Association of North America
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject C1
111501 Basic Pharmacology
929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Formatted abstract
Disease and its healing in most of the therapeutic strategies are mainly based either on physical or metaphysical aspects. Therapeutic strategies in Islam, on the other hand, are based on a combination of spiritual, psychological, and material means. It is, therefore, important to analyze current therapeutic strategies according to the Qur’an and Sunnah and their relation to other medical models, as many options aiming at better health outcomes are now being used throughout the world. This paper examines how the guidelines and principles of the Qur’an and Sunnah may contribute to the understanding and evaluation of different therapeutic interventions. A successful activation of the Islamic therapeutic model and its furtherance apart from the use of limited therapeutic strategies on the individual level can take place only within a reactivation of an authentic Islamic way of life.
Keyword Modern medicine
Complementary medicine
Alternative medicine
Islamic medicine
Prophetic medicine
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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