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Author Adamu, Umar Faruk.

Title Medicine in the Qur'an and Sunnah : an Intellectual Reappraisal of the Legacy and Future of Islamic Medicine and its Represent
Published Oxford : Safari Books Ltd., 2012
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Description 1 online resource (342 pages)
Contents Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Contents; Foreword l; Foreword II; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Reviewers and Editorial Advisers; List of Definitions and Abbreviations; Introduction; CHAPTER ONE -Seeking for Knowledge; 1.1. The Concept of Knowledge; 1.2 The Importance of Knowledge; 1.3 The Diversification of Knowledge; 1.4 The Promotion of Medical Educationand Health Services; CHAPTER TWO -Preventive Medicine; 2.0 Introduction; 2.1 Personal and Environmental Hygiene; 2.2 Oral Hygiene; 2.3 Circumcision; 2.4 Other Forms of Personal Hygiene; 2.5 Drinking Clean and Pure Water
2.6 Manners of Eating2.7 Diet; 2.8 Physical Health -- Sport, Amusementand Recreation; 2.9 Social Health; 2.10 Mental Health; 2.11 The Control of Communicable Diseasesand Epidemics; 2.12 Passing Urine in Stagnant Water; 2.13 Medical Benefits of Ablution andSalat; CHAPTER THREE -Curative Medicine; 3.0 Introduction; 3.1 Treatment with Honey; 3.2 Fever, Sore 'Throat and Tonsilitis; 3.3 The Control of Bleeding and theTreatment of Wounds; 3.4 Cupping and Cauterisation; 3.5 Remedy with Dates; 3.6 Remedy with Nigella Seed (Habba-tus-Sawda); 3.7 Diseases of and Antidotes to theHousefly
3.8 Remedy with Milk3.9 The Treatment of Pain and Malaise; 3.10 The Management of the UnconsciousPatient; 3.11 The Management of Burns andDehydration; 3.12 Nutritional Rehabilitation in Patients'Care; 3.13 The Treatment of Mental Illnesses andOther Diseases; 3.14 The Treatment of Insomnia or SleepDisorder; 3.15 Medical and Genetic Counselling; 3.16 Psychotherapy; 3.17 Conclusion; CHAPTER FOUR -Health Policies; 4.1 Family Health and Breast Feeding; 4.2 The Provision of Adequate and PotableWater; 4.3 Legislation on Foods, Drinks, Recreation and Sex
4.4 The Wisdom in the Prohibition ofEating Pigs and Dogs4.5 Noise as Pollution The Qur'an states; 4.6 The Promotion of Medical Ethics; 4.7 Magic, Witchcraft, Enchantments andCharms; 4.8 Euthanasia (Mercy Killing); 4.9 Suicide; 4.10 Healthcare Delivery andAdministration; 4.11 The Promotion of Health Services; 4.12 The Rehabilitation of the Sick and theNeedy; 4.13 The Promotion of International Health; CHAPTER FIVE -Research and Development; 5.0 Introduction; 5.1 The Source of Human Creation; 5.2 Embryonic and Fetal Development; 5.3 Sex Differentiation and Determination
5.4 The Acquisition of the Soul5.5 The Completion of Creation, Labourand Delivery; 5.6 Conclusion; 5.7 Reflection; CHAPTER SIX -Spiritual Health; 6.0 Introduction; 6.1 The Existence of Jinn, Their Nature andEffect on the Human Body; 6.2 Possession; 6.3 Exorcism; 6.4 Healing through Miracles; 6.5 The Use of Washed Qur'anic Verses onSlates as a Medicinal Remedy; 6.6 The Use of Amulets and Charms; 6.7 Omens and Superstitions; 6.8 Magic and Soothsaying; CHAPTER SEVEN -Public Health Issues; 7.0 Introduction; 7.1 Artificial Insemination in theTreatment of Infertility; 7.2 Abortion
Summary It is the aim of this book while clarifying doubts and misconceptions, to provide a thorough reappraisal of the intellectual and rich cultural heritage of Islam with regards to the principles and practice of medicine and its representation to the world in the language of today. In nine chapters a range of topics are discussed including: The Promotion of Medical Education and Health Services; Personal and Environmental Hygiene; Circumcision; Manners of Eating; Social and Mental Heath; Curative Medicine; The Provision of Adequate and Potable Water; Magic, Witchcraft, Enchantments and Charms; Eut
Notes 7.3 Family Planning
Print version record
Subject Health -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Medicine in the Qurʼan.
Medicine -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Medicine, Preventive -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Spiritual healing -- Islam
Form Electronic book
ISBN 978843150X (electronic bk.)
9789788431503 (electronic bk.)