Health: an Islamic perspective
Other Titlesفقه الصحة
AbstractOver the last decade, the World Health Organization has advocated primary health care as the proper approach to the attainment of its goal of health for all. All countries have welcomed this approach and have been trying to implement it properly. It is still met, nevertheless, with a number of obstacles which impede the progress of health. The most important of these are; lack of infrastructure and human resources, lack of intersectoral collaboration, lack of community participation, poor management and planning. Our world today is in great need of all initiative to overcome all these obstacles if it truly wants to achieve the goal of health for all. This booklet draws together and interprets teachings, sayings. and laws previously scattered in numerous religious texts. The opening section reviews the Islamic concept of health and presents general guidelines for preserving good health and seeking medical treatment. Section two describes specific principles pertaining to cleanliness and personal hygiene, marriage and family life, care of children, immunization, proper nutrition, consumption of safe food and water, and protection of the environment. Teachings and rulings that encourage health promotion and protection are discussed in section three. The final section shows how the Islamic concepts of solidarity, cooperation, self-sufficiency, and perfection in "civilized behaviour" support the concept of community participation as an essential component of primary health care
World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. (1997). Health: an Islamic perspective. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119576
The Right Path to Health : Health Education Through Religion (4), 1997
Description54 p. ; 24 cm.
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