Therapeutic interventions: an Islamic perspective

Rahman, Mohammad Tariqur and Nazer, Reeza and Brown, Lindsay and Shogar, Ibrahim and Bouzenita, Anke Iman (2008) Therapeutic interventions: an Islamic perspective. IMA Journal, 40 (2). pp. 60-68. ISSN 2160-9829

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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.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Journal of the Islamic Medical Association of North America. Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.(Journal of the Islamic Medical Association of North America )
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2011 01:16
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2014 03:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: modern medicine, complementary medicine, alternative medicine, Islamic medicine, prophetic medicine, Islam
Fields of Research : 06 Biological Sciences > 0606 Physiology > 060699 Physiology not elsewhere classified

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