In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.
Doctor Should Fear Allaah When Consulted
Doctor must fear Allaah with regards to those affairs about which one is consulted, especially that which is related to the rights of the people- such as when a sick person approaches him for a sick note or when in need of a medical note to prove that he is fit for employment, or when consulted regarding a particular type of medication, or whether the state of health of an individual (woman) allows her to utilise contraception in order not to get pregnant, or whether her state of health warrants the removal of her ovaries. It has been reported in a hadeeth by Abu Hurairah (radiyallaahu-anhu) who said that the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: [الْمُسْتَشَارُ مُؤْتَمَنٌ – The consultee is in a position of trust]. [Ref 1]
Few Reminders From The Above Hadeeth:
[الْمُسْتَشَارُ مُؤْتَمَنٌ – The consultee is in a position of trust]
[المستشار -The Consultee]: He is the one whose opinion is sought after regarding an affair of Maslahah (i.e. an affair that will bring about benefit and repel harm). He is in a position of trust with regards to what he is asked and it is not permissible for him to deceive the one who consults him, by concealing the affair that would bring about benefit. [Ref 2]
This hadeeth is an evidence, showing that the consultee has to (advise) with the course of action and opinion -in relation to the consultation – that which he would do for himself. And it is not permissible that he directs his Muslim brother to something he would not be pleased with for himself. [Ref 3]
The eugenicists were deprived of this fear of Allaah, rather they were opinionated and filled with arrogance, so they violated the rights of vulnerable people. Recently, thousands of Japanese – who were forcibly sterilized – will receive government compensation after the government passed legislation and the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe apologized to the victims on behalf of the government. Nearly 16,500 mentally disabled people were sterilized in Japan without their consent under the previous law that was abolished in 1996. Each victim is to receive $29,000. This started when a Japanese woman, now in her 60s, sued the government because she was sterilized in 1972 after diagnosed with a mental disability. Under Japan’s previous law, some leprosy patients were forced to have abortions because they were not allowed to have children. In 2005, a Japanese court ordered the government to compensate a leprosy patient who was wronged by this law. Germany and Sweden also had similar eugenics laws, but their governments have apologized and paid compensation to the victims. This is reality and you can research the affair, however, the deluded parrot of eugenicists is in denial. She is not willing to openly accept the truth and openly make known the facts, because her heart is afflicted with the disease that prevents a person from accepting truth.
Reasons For Persisting Upon Faslehood After Its Clarification
Envy: Envy is one of the greatest causes (behind being prevented from accepting the truth), for indeed it is an ingrained disease in the soul. The envier sees that the one envied has been given virtue over him (or her) or has been given the likes of that which he (or she) has not been given; therefore this envy prevents him (or her) from complying with (the truth). Iblees was not prevented from prostrating to Adam [i.e. out of respect, when Allaah commanded him and the angels to do so], except out of envy; for indeed when he saw that Aadam was given virtue over him and was raised above him, he chose disbelief over Eemaan, even though he used to be in the company of the angels. This disease is what prevented the Yahood from believing in Eesaa the son of Maryam [alayhimas-salam], even though they knew -without doubt – that he is a Messenger of Allaah, who came with clear proofs and guidance; but envy led them to choose disbelief over Eemaan and complied with it, even though they were a nation amongst whom were Rabbis, scholars, Zuhhaad [i.e. those who abstained from those lawful but unnecessary pleasures of the worldly life], judges, kings and rulers. This [was their behaviour] when the Messiah came with the legislation of the Tawraat and he did not bring a legislation in opposition to it, nor did he fight them; rather he came to make lawful some of that which was made unlawful for them in order to lighten the burden [upon them]- out of mercy and kindness. He came to complete the legislation in the Tawraat, but they all chose disbelief over Eemaan. [Ref 4]
[This envy may manifest] when another person clarifies the truth for the envier, so he sees that by acknowledging such truth it would necessitate an acknowledgement of the clarifier’s virtue, knowledge and correctness due to that clarification, and thus that becomes (something) great in the eyes of the people and many people (begin) to follow the envied [i.e. the person who clarified the truth]. So you will find some of those attributed to knowledge being eager to prove the mistakes of other scholars even if that is done by way of falsehood, due to envy and seeking to diminish their status amongst the people.
A person sees that by acknowledging the truth, it would necessitate that he (or she) has acknowledged that they were upon falsehood, because a person is nurtured upon a religion, creed, school of thought or views acquired from one’s nurturer and teacher, considers it to be the truth and followed it for a long time. Then when it becomes clear to them that [that religion, creed, view, or school of thought] is false, it becomes difficult to acknowledge it, just like when his (or her) forefathers, ancestors or the one followed are upon a (particular) path and then its falsity is clarified – because he (or she) sees their deficiencies necessitate his (or her) own deficiencies, and an acknowledgement of their misguidance or errors necessitates his (or her) own deficiencies.
It may be that clinging to falsehood gave him (or her) prestige, fame and a livelihood; so it becomes difficult for to acknowledge that [what one is upon is] falsehood and thus all those benefits [i.e. the fame, prestige, livelihood etc] would disappear.
Pride: It may be that a person is upon ignorance or falsehood, then another person comes along and clarifies the proofs; so he (or she) sees that by acknowledging such proofs, it would necessitate that he (or she) is lacking (in understanding) and that it was that person who guided them. And due to this we find that it is not difficult for some of those attributed to knowledge to acknowledge their mistakes when it becomes manifests to them in their researches and studies, but it becomes difficult for them [to acknowledge] if it was others who clarified such mistakes for them. [Ref 5]
[Ref 1: Excerpt from Akhlaaq At-Tabeeb Al-Muslim pages 4- 18. Hadeeth reported by Abu Dawud (rahimahullaah)’ Number 5128’ & declared Saheeh by Imaam Albaani (rahimahullaah) in his checking of Sunan Abee Dawud]
[Ref2: See Hadeeth Number 5062′ Vol 4’ page 259′ in Mirqaat Al-Mafaateeh Sharh Mishkaat Al-Masaabeeh]
[Ref 3: Source: Awnul Ahadis Samadi, Sharhu Al-Adab Al-Mufrad’ Vol 1′ Hadeeth Number 256′ page 283]
[Ref 4: An Excerpt from Hidaayatul Hayaaraa Fee Ajwibatil Yahood Wan-Nasaaraa’ pages 17-19. slightly paraphrased]
[Ref 5: An excerpt from ‘At-Tankeel Bimaa Fee Ta’need Al-Kawthariy Minal Baatil’ 2/180-181 with the checking of Imaam Albaanee (rahimahullaah). Slightly paraphrased and abridged]