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Medicine in the Qur'an and Sunnah : an intellectual reappraisal of the legacy and future of Islamic medicine and its representation in the language of science and modernity

Author: Umar Faruk Adamu
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Umar Faruk Adamu
ISBN: 9789788431503 978843150X
OCLC Number: 867740899
Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF (xxiv, 309 pages))
Contents: Seeking for knowledge --
Preventive medicine --
Curative medicine --
Health policies --
Research and development --
Spiritual health --
Public health issues --
Necessity dictates exception --
Muslims and the practice of medicine --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Umar Faruk Adamu.

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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; Euthanasia; Suicide; The Rehabilitation of the Sick and the Needy; The Source of Human Creation; Sex Differentiation and Determination; Healing through Miracles; Magic and Soothsaying; HIV Infection and AIDS; Abortion; Females in Medical Practice; and The Challenges of Modem Medicine to Muslims.

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