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Title

THE SPIRITUAL AND MORAL ATTITUDE OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD TO TREATMENT

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HAMEDANI MOSTAFA

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 Start Page 45 | End Page 54

Abstract

 The Attitude Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him and his family) to treatment comprises ontological, ethical, jurisprudential and, medical dimensions among others. This article studies Prophet Muhammad's mysticism and moral attitude toward medical treatment to investigate them from a mystical point of view and to examine physician’s moral behavior throughout the healing process.The study is based on the Quran and prophetic traditions as well as Shia and Sunni interpretations, and used documentary and library research. The results show that Prophet Muhammad perceives medical treatment to depend solely on God's command, and even refers to God as “the Healer”, whom he believes to be the only provider of cures. The prophet considers doctors as compassionate souls who serve patients with tolerance and are not detached from the process of treatment, but are vessels for the grace of God, and He therefore advises his companions to follow the recommended procedures. He believes medicines to be a gift from God and maintains that there is a cure for each ailment. According to the moral teaching of Prophet Muhammad, physicians must possess the necessary expertise, try to find proper treatments, and avoid seeking cures through forbidden activities.The mystical prophetic teaching asserting that God has revealed a cure for every ailment is an important notion that can be used as a methodology proposition to deliver medicine from related paradigmatic crises. Furthermore, other mystical views held by Prophet Muhammad can provide a monotheistic backdrop to the healing process and define the moral principles of treatment. Ethical principles of medicine and treatment can also promote professional commitment as a sort divine responsibility and thus enhance the physician’s professional accountability.

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