Hunayn Ibn Ishaq – [Neither Coercion and Fear of Blame Nor Blind-following Changed Stance of This Doctor Who Gave Absolute Loyalty to His Profession]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Abu Hurairah [may Allaah be pleased with him] reported that the Messenger [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said: “The consultee is in a position of trust”. (1)

Few Reminders from The Hadeeth: The consultee is the one whose opinion is sought 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. (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.(3)

The Abbasid Caliph Al-Mutawakkil and Hunayn Ibn Ishaaq [The Christian Doctor]

The Abbasid Caliph Al-Mutawaakil heard about Hunayn Ibn Ishaq’s medical knowledge but did not accept his statements regarding the medication he prescribed until he consulted others. He wanted to test Hunayn because of the suspicion that the Roman king maybe hatching a plot through him. So, he summoned Hunayn and said to him, “I want you to describe to me a medicine that can kill an enemy of ours”. Hunayn said, “I do not prescribe except beneficial medicine and I did not know that the chief of the believers would seek other than that from me; but if you want me to go and learn, I will do so”. Al-Mutawakkil said, “This will take a long time”. However, Hunayn did not add anything to what he said until Al-Mutawakkil gave orders that he should be imprisoned, and someone was given the task to inform Al-Mutawakkil about him from time to time. So, Hunayn was imprisoned for a year and during this period he used to transmit, explain, and write, and he never went beyond what he held (with regards to his knowledge of medicine).

Then after a year, Al-Mutawaakil ordered that Hunayn is brought to his presence together with a sword, various instruments of punishment as well as wealth that one would desire to have (i.e. to entice Hunayn). When he came, Al-Mutawakkil said to him, “This affair has been going on for a long time, so what I tell you has to be. If you are blessed, you will have this money and twice the value; but if not, I will punish and kill you”. Hunayn said, “Indeed, I did say to the chief of the believers that neither do I know how to produce other than beneficial medicine nor have I learnt other than it”. Al-Mutawakkil said, “Then indeed I am going to kill you”. Hunayn said, “I will take my rights from you in the presence of my Lord on the day of that great standing (i.e. day of judgment) if the chief of the believers chooses to oppress himself”. Al-Mutawaakil smiled and said, “O Hunayn! Our heart is at ease and we trust you. This deed of ours was a test because we were being cautious of the plots of the Kings, so we wished that our hearts are at ease regarding your affair, trust you and benefit from your occupation”. Hunayn kissed the ground (i.e. because he was a Christian) and thanked the Caliph.

Then the Caliph said to him, “What prevented you from answering on both occasions (i.e. the answer he was being forced to give)?” He said, “O chief of the believers! Two affairs prevented me”. He said, “What are they?” He said, “The Religion and the occupation”. He said, “How is that the case?” He said, “The religion commands us to do what is good and beautiful when dealing with our enemies, so how about when dealing with our friends? The occupation forbids us from causing harm to our fellow human beings because it is designed to benefit them, and with this it has laid down a covenant for the doctors by way of a solemn oath that they will not give medicine that causes death; therefore, I could not oppose these two noble affairs and then commit murder, because indeed Allaah [The Exalted] will not cause my affair to be lost when I embark upon obedience to Him”. The Caliph said to him, “These are two lofty divine legislated deeds”. Hunayn was released and he took the wealth with him, and he became one of those with the loftiest social status. (4)

Therefore, a doctor should not hesitate to respond honestly when questioned about a medication. Here is an example of questions one might ask a doctor. Dear Dr ………………..I am writing to pose questions to you regarding the proposed X, Y or Z medication or vaccinations. I hereby notify you that I shall only offer my consent to be vaccinated upon condition that the answers to each and every single question set out below is in the affirmative and all reasoning requested supplied to me as soon as reasonably practicable.

Q1: Are you Dr ……………., exercising your duties as a medical doctor as laid out by the GMC and
do you stand by that at all material times? YES / NO (Circle your answer)

Q2: Are you satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that the X, Y or Z medication or vaccine is sufficiently safe and effective for mass rollout without a marketing license? YES / NO (Circle your answer)

Q3: Are you satisfied that the X, Y medicine or vaccine is even necessary with the generally accepted survival rate from disease X, Y or Z being around 99.96%, and the vast majority of recorded deaths being in the elderly and those with severe co-morbidities? YES / NO (Circle your answer)

Q4: Are you certain that the X, Y or Z medication or vaccination campaign is not a human experiment? YES / NO(Circle your answer)

Q5: Do you therefore agree that fully informed consent of a man or a woman, boy or girl is a fundamental pre-requisite to both respecting their fundamental human rights under UDBHR, GDPR and due and proper fulfilment of your duty as a doctor? YES / NO (Circle your answer)

Q6: Do you have in your possession or control reliable data, independently verified, detailing the precise ingredients in the X, Y or Z medication or vaccine? YES / NO (Circle your answer)

Q7: Are you satisfied as a medical doctor/professional that such medication or vaccine ingredients shall not individually or collectively cause me adverse psychological and/or physical reactions? YES / NO (Circle your answer)

Q8: Are you prepared to sign a personal indemnity for the benefit of myself and/or my heirs/next-of-kin upon full unlimited liability in your private capacity for any harm or loss of life experienced by me from adverse reactions following upon my taking the vaccine in one or repeated doses? YES / NO (Circle your answer)

Q9: Do you understand that concealment of data and blocking or willful refusal to provide data or information relating to our personal data is a criminal offence under Data Protection Act 2018 section 173? YES / NO (Circle your answer)

Q10: Are you prepared to set out your precise reasons upon independent evidence for your affirmative answers to Questions 2. 3 and 7?

Kindly send me a reply signed in wet ink within one calendar month in order to comply with Data Protection requirements and answer my concerns in honor and lawful transparency. Thank you.

(Signature in blue)

[Ref 1: Reported by Abu Dawud (rahimahullaah)’ Number 5128’ & declared Saheeh by Imaam Albaani
(rahimahullaah) in his checking of Sunan Abee Dawud]

[Ref 2: Mirqaat Al-Mafaateeh Sharh Mishkaat Al-Masaabeeh. Hadeeth number 5062. Vol 4 page 259]

[Ref 3: Source: Awnul Ahadis Samadi, Sharhu Al-Adab Al-Mufrad’ Vol 1′ Hadeeth Number 256′ page 283]

[Ref 4: An Excerpt from Akhbaarul Ulamaa Bi-Akhbaaril Hukamaa. page 121. By Ibnul Qiftee. slightly

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