The Muslim Doctor and the Goal behind Medicine
The (practice) of Medicine is from the noblest occupations because its subject matter is about the life of the human being. Its aim and purpose is to preserve the health of the human being, strengthen his/her physical well-being and distance him/her from illness. The need for medicine is great (and) a person is in need of it in every situation. That is because he/she is in need of good health in order to carry out work and fulfil obligations in this life, which is the reason that Allaah created him/her. Allaah (The Most High) said:
وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ
And I (Allah) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone). [51:56]
So the aim behind medicine is to preserve health, strengthen the body’s physical wellbeing and distance it from illness.
[Source: Akhlaaq At-Tabeeb Al-Muslim page 4..by Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool (may Allaah preserve him)…Slightly paraphrased]
To be continued…In-Shaa-Allaah