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Ethics of Medical Profession from Islamic Viewpoint

Islam & Ethics of Medical Profession

The medical profession has been characterized since its dawn in history by the tremendous responsibilities its practitioners shoulder: extensive knowledge, proper morals, performance dedication, self-denial, and mercy towards all people without discrimination. Medical ethics draw their essence from Islamic teachings, which call for honesty, sound performance, and God consciousness in every act. They also accommodate …


Old Healthy Prescription for New Era

Old Healthy Prescription for New Era

A genre of medical writing intended as an alternative to the exclusively Greek-based medical systems derived from Galen was that calledat-tibb an-nabawior “Prophetic Medicine.” The authors were clerics, rather than physicians, who advocated traditional medicine as mentioned in the Qur’an and as practiced during the life of Prophet Muhammad. It concerned the medical ideas assimilated …


Hospitals in Islamic History - About Islam

Hospitals in Islamic History

The capital of the Islamic caliphate empire kept changing from one dynasty to another. In each capital, an important medical center developed. Thus, by the end of the 13th century, there were many medical centers spread throughout the Islamic world. As this is an expansive subject in history, Space does not allow the description of …



Anti-Aging for Optimal Health

“Human progress has never been achieved with unanimous consent. Those who are enlightened first are compelled to pursue the light in spite of others.”Christopher Columbus (1492). “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”Margaret Mead. “To grow old in a dignified way …


Blocking the Medical Field of Anti-Aging? - About Islam

Blocking the Medical Field of Anti-Aging?

In the first two pieces of this biological series we showed what is aging and why do we seek for a shield against it, how can we naturally and via the field of Gerontology avoid the health problems caused by aging. We also shed light on the beneficial outcomes humanity will gain when we enhance …


Future of Anti-Aging Medicine - About Islam

Future of Anti-Aging Medicine

In the first part of this series, we explained what the biological process of Aging is, why and how does it take place in the bodies of living organisms. We also explained what an Anti-aging medicine is and how can it benefit our health. In this second part we’re discussing the future of this field …


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