Saturday, 14 May 2011

Preventive Medicine in Islam 3

Preventive Medicine in Islam

Preventing the Spread of Disease (Quarantine Measures)


As previously illustrated Islam pays a great deal of attention to protecting man from diseases as well as preventing the spread of disease.  It is very impressive to hear of the Prophet (SAWS) directions on how to curb the spread of the disease in society.  The Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) recommended in a hadith that a sick person should not mingle with the healthy.


This advice is one of the simplest ways of preventing diseases and the most successful method used by Muslims more than 1400 years ago. Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) identified specific diseases which he knew could be contagious and gave explicit instructions on how to prevent their spread.  One such disease is Leprosy.  In  a specific hadith regarding this disease, the Prophet (SAWS)  stated that one should avoid communication with an infected person as though one were escaping from a lion. Therefore, he established specific rules of quarantine for serious epidemics.




In a hadith about preventing of the spread of plague, the Prophet (SAWS) advised people not to travel if disease was prevalent in their area and also not to travel to areas where there was a plague of some sort; this same conclusion was also reached by modern science.


 Purity of Life on Earth…Happiness in this World and the Next


In conclusion, Islam’s approach to the prevention of disease aims to guarantee the meticulous implementation of health rules by associating this with the aim of satisfying Allah (AWJ).  The objective is not only happiness in this life, (achieved if Allah wills) but the ultimate bliss in the hereafter.  For instance, concerning the importance of using the siwak and cleaning the mouth, Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) mentioned in a hadith that the siwak not only purifies the mouth but also satisfies the Lord.  Therefore using the siwak  not only maintains high standards of hygiene but also yields great reward for the believer.


On the subject of performing ablution and regular washing of the body, the Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) narrated in a hadith that cleanliness is integral to faith.  He promised great reward to those who contribute to the prevention of the spread of disease, regarding them as martyrs for the sake of Allah.  The Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) stated in a hadith that plagues are a form of  torture sent By Allah on those He chooses. Those that are afflicted with a plague and that remain patient and accept what Allah has destined for them are equally rewarded as martyrs are.


[1] Ihram: a state of consecration for hajj includes dress and or prayer.

[2] SAWS: Salla Allah alayhe Wa Salam ( All Prayers and Peace of Allah be upon him)

[3] Hadith: the Prophet’s actual sayings or actions as narrated by his companions.

[4] Siwak: the siwak (the miswak) is a natural tooth brush used in the Muslim culture since before the days of Islam’s inception. It is often mentioned that the Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) himself recommended its use. It is typically made from the twigs of the Salvador Persica tree.

[5] AWJ: Aza-Wa-Jal(Glorified and Sublime be He)

[6] TMQ: translation of the meaning of the Qur'an

[7] Ayah: a verse in the Qur’an.

Now days we as Muslims have to spread the voice to learn quran online and so we could gain the true knowledge and the quran teaching that is give to us by our beloved prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and do quran reading. Do we as Muslim ask our self that why we are at the peak of destruction? The answer will be simple that we have left our roots the holy quran we should guide promote Islam from in our homes first and let learn our kids quran  and encourage them in doing quran memorization this should be our first goal for it we can do different stuff like let then participate in different online quran recitation competition to let them read quran from different online quran reciters and along with it we elders should learn quran also and improve our knowledge of quran and Islam and learn holy quran tafseer because to understand and learn quran Arabic and for this now a days there are many online quran tutor available who teach tajweed quran and its translation and tafseer so let us join our hands to be the voice of Islam and let improve the image of it as well and full fill our duty


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