The Muslim Doctor and the Goal behind Medicine
The practice of medicine is Fard Kifaayah, meaning: If some Muslims fulfil it the responsibility is removed from others.
The Muslim doctor should hope for Allaah’s reward and good recompense. He (or she) should be sincere to Allaah in his (or her) profession and should not practice medicine only for his (or her) status to be acknowledged. Rather he (or she) should be sincere and hope for Allaah’s reward. Alqamah Ibn Waqqaas Al-Laythiy said: I heard Umar Ibn Al-khattaab (radiyallaahu-anhu) saying whilst on the minbar:I heard the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam ) saying:
إنما الأعمال بالنيات وإنما لكل امرئ ما نوى فمن كانت هجرته إلى الله ورسوله فهجرته إلى الله ورسوله ومن كانت هجرته لدنيا يصيبها أو امرأة ينكحها فهجرته إلى ما هاجر إليه
“Actions are (judged) by intentions and every person will have what he intended. So he whose migration was to Allah and His Messenger, his migration is to Allah and His Messenger. And he whose migration was for some worldly (gain) or for a woman to marry, then his migration is to that for which he migrated.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
[Source: Akhlaaq At-Tabeeb Al-Muslim page 8..by Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool (may Allaah preserve him)…Abridged]
To be continued…In-Shaa-Allaah