Medicine of the Prophet

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Medicine of the Prophet is a combination of religious and medical information, providing advice and guidance on the two aims of medicine - the preservation and restoration of health

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Medicine of the Prophet is a combination of religious and medical information, providing advice and guidance on the two aims of medicine - the preservation and restoration of health - in careful conformity with the teachings of Islam as enshrined in the Qur’an and the hadith, or sayings of the Prophet. Written in the fourteenth century by the renowned theologian Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (d. 751AH/1350AD) as part of his work Zad al-Ma’ad, this book is a mine of information on the customs and sayings of the Prophet, as well as on herbal and medical practices current at the time of the author. In bringing together these two aspects, Ibn Qayyim has produced a concise summary of how the Prophet’s guidance and teaching can be followed, as well as how health, sickness and cures were viewed by Muslims in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The original Arabic text offers an authoritative compendium of Islamic medicine and still enjoys much popularity in the Muslim world. This English translation is a more complete presentation than has previously been available and includes verification of all hadith references. Medicine of the Prophet will appeal not only to those interested in alternative systems of health and medicine, but also to people wishing to acquaint themselves with, or increase their knowledge of, hadith and the religion and culture of Islam.

 

About Author:

Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr (also known as Ibn al-Qayyim ("The son of the principal") or Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah ("Son of the principal of the (school of) Jawziyyah")) (1292–1350 CE / 691 AH–751 AH) was an Arab Sunni Islamic jurist, commentator on the Qur'an and theologian. Although he is sometimes referred to as "the scholar of the heart", given his extensive works pertaining to human behaviour and ethics, Ibn al-Qayyim's scholarship was focused on the sciences of Hadith and Fiqh.

About Translator:

Penelope Johnstone holds a doctorate in history of Arabic medicine and herbals and now teaches Arabic at Oxford University.

 

Table of Contents

Foreword by Hakim Mohammad Sa‘id.

Preface by Seyyed Hossein Nasr.

Part One: Medicine.

Medicine of the Heart

Medicine of the Body

Principles of Medication

Natural and Divine Treatment

Part Two: Simple Drugs and Foods.

English-Arabic technical glossary.

English-Arabic Materia Medica Glossary.

Bibliography

Index

 
Data sheet
EAN 13 / ISBN9780946621224
BindingPaperback
AuthorIbn Qayyim al-Jawziyya
TranslatorPenelope Johnstone
PublisherIslamic Texts Society
Pages350
Year Published1998
Height1.1 in
Width6.5 in
Length10.5 in
 
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