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Timothy J. Winter on Medical Benefits of Sunnah

This interesting session by Timothy John Winter, aka Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, is about the medical benefits of Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him.

The famous British Sunni Muslim scholar is the founder and Dean of the UK-based Cambridge Muslim College. He’s also the Director of Studies (Theology and Religious Studies) at Wolfson College, and the Shaykh Zayed-Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Cambridge University.

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His work includes publications on Islamic theology and Muslim-Christian relations. In 2003 he was awarded the Pilkington Teaching Prize by Cambridge University and in 2007 he was awarded the King Abdullah I Prize for Islamic Thought for his short booklet Bombing Without Moonlight.

He has consistently been included in the “500 Most Influential Muslims” list published annually by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre and was ranked in 2012 as the 50th most influential.

In this session, he speaks in details about the health guidelines given to Muslims in the Prophetic Sunnah, and which are concerned with the promotion of physical health of humans and have been duly proven genuinely noble  by years of modern medical scientific research all over the world.

He also addresses a lot of the many priceless gems of knowledge in the prophetic Hadiths from which Muslims can medically benefit immensely.

It’s made clear that the Prophetic Sunnah doesn’t form a scientific source of medicine or biological sciences, but in it there are hints which lead to guidelines in health and wellbeing.

Prophet Mohammed (peace and blessings be upon him) has been sent as an example to mankind so his traditions in matters of health and personal hygiene are also a guide for his followers.

This article is from Science’s archive and we’ve originally published it on an earlier date.