Posts Tagged ‘Islamic’
Husain F.Nagamia MD, FRCS (Eng %26 Edin)
Chairman International Institute of Islamic Medicine
Past President of Islamic Medical Association
Past Editor in Chief of Journal of Islamic Medical Association
Clinical Assistant Prof. Of Surgery,
University of South Florida Medical School, Tampa, Florida.
Chief, Division of Cardio-vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA
Attending Cardio-Vascular Surgeon, Cardiac Institute of Florida
Considerable confusion exists in literature regarding the definition of ‘Islamic Medicine’. This is mainly because each author that writes about ‘Islamic Medicine’ is actually writing about an aspect of Islamic Medicine. Thus the definition can vary depending upon the perspective. The context can be historical, cultural, scientific, pharmacological, therapeutic, religious or even a geo-political. In this monograph we shall be examining this body of knowledge mainly from its historical, scientific, therapeutic and application viewpoints
The main source of all inspirational knowledge in Islam is ‘The Holy Qur’an’ . This book is considered by Muslims or followers of Islam to be the word of Allah or God, revealed by Him to the Prophet of Islam: Mohammed. A secondary source of a Muslims’ inspiration is the ‘Hadith or Sunnah’, which are the recorded and authenticated sayings and traditions of the Prophet of Islam: Mohammed.