The Need for Islamic Ethics in Medicine

Mateen A. Khan, MD (Trenton, NJ)   As new diseases and treatment modalities arise, health professionals and patients increasingly find themselves facing dilemmas – ranging from birth defects to end-of-life care – that are as much scientific as they are moral. Medicine, as a field, requires a strong ethical directive. However, personal experience and historical… Read More The Need for Islamic Ethics in Medicine

Thoughts on the Relationship Between a Healthcare Practitioner and al-Shāfī

by Mateen A. Khan Our personal du`as are spoken humbly and quietly (taḍarru`an wa khufyatan) between ourselves and Allah. We do not teach them to others – not our children nor our students. However, the prophetic (masnūn) du`as were not like that. Unlike the du`as of other people, his were memorized and passed down by his… Read More Thoughts on the Relationship Between a Healthcare Practitioner and al-Shāfī