The Muslim Doctor and the Goal behind Medicine: He (or she) should know that the effect and effectiveness of cure is decided by Allaah alone
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestowed of Mercy
He (or she) should believe that his (or her) knowledge of medicine is nothing else but only a means (of cure). As for the effects and effectiveness (of the cure), it is decided by Allaah (The Mighty and Majestic) if He (Allaah) wishes to give cure and well-being. Allaah (The Most High) stated (that Ibraaheem- alayhis-salaam said):
وَإِذَا مَرِضْتُ فَهُوَ يَشْفِينِ
“And when I (i.e. Ibraaheem) am ill, it is He (Allaah) who cures me’’ [26:80]
So Allaah is the one who gives cure and not others. The doctor should make this known to the patient.
[Source: Akhlaaq At-Tabeeb Al-Muslim page 9..by Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool (may Allaah preserve him)…Abridged]
To be continued…In-Shaa-Allaah