[2] The Muslim Doctor and the Goal behind Medicine

In The Nameof Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestowed of Mercy

*From the virtues of medicine is that it preserves life and this is one of the five necessities which Islaam came to preserve, and they are: Religion; Life; Intellect; Honour (i.e. sexual intercourse through marriage and not outside of it) and Wealth.

*And from the virtues of a doctor is that he (or she) helps a Muslim and the society to repel harm. It is well known that the messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: لا ضرر ولا ضرار – ‘’There should be neither harming nor reciprocating harm.’’ [Reported by Ibn Maajah 2341; Ahmad 1/313)]

*And from the virtues of a doctor is that he (or she) fulfills the obligation of co-operating upon righteousness and piety from another angle. And with regards to this he (or she) fulfills the statement of Allaah: [وَتَعَاوَنُوا عَلَى الْبِرِّ وَالتَّقْوَىٰ – Help you one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety) 5:2]

*From the virtues of a doctor is that through practicing medicine, he (or she) fulfills the command of the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam): Usaamah bin Sharik (radiyallaahu-anhu) said: A Bedouin said, O Messenger of Allaah(sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam)! Should we seek medical treatment?  He (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: seek medical treatment, for Allaah has not created any disease but He has also created a remedy for it, except for one disease: old age.’’ [Reported by Abu Dawud Number 3855]

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[Source:   Akhlaaq At-Tabeeb Al-Muslim page 5..by Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool (may Allaah preserve him)…Abridged]

To be continued…In-Shaa-Allaah

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