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    Description'Medicine of the Prophet' is a combination of religious and medical information, providing advice and guidance on the two aims of medicine - the preservation and restoration of health - in careful conformity with the teachings of Islam as enshrined in the Qur'an and the 'hadith', or sayings of the Prophet. Written in the fourteenth century by the renowned theologian Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (d. 751AH/1350AD) as part of his work 'Zad al-Ma'ad', this book is a mine of information on the customs and sayings of the Prophet, as well as on herbal and medical practices current at the time of the author. In bringing together these two aspects, Ibn Qayyim has produced a concise summary of how the Prophet's guidance and teaching can be followed, as well as how health, sickness and cures were viewed by Muslims in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. The original Arabic text offers an authoritative compendium of Islamic medicine and still enjoys much popularity in the Muslim world. This English translation is a more complete presentation than has previously been available and includes verification of all 'hadith' references. 'Medicine of the Prophet' will appeal not only to those interested in alternative systems of health and medicine, but also to people wishing to acquaint themselves with, or increase their knowledge of, 'hadith' and the religion and culture of Islam.


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    Title
    Medicine of the Prophet
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya, Translated by Penelope Johnstone
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 350
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 274 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 721 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780946621224
    ISBN 10: 0946621225
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC subject category V2: JFSR2, M, HRH
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Libri: I-RS
    Ingram Theme: RELI/ISLAM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26900
    BISAC V2.8: REL037000, REL037030
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: MED039000
    DC21: 610.917671
    DC22: 297.1/22861
    LC classification: BP166.72 .I26 1998
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 297.122861
    Thema V1.0: DNL, JBSR, QRP, M
    Illustrations note
    glossaries, index, bibliography
    Publisher
    The Islamic Texts Society
    Imprint name
    The Islamic Texts Society
    Publication date
    01 June 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Penelope Johnstone holds a doctorate in history of Arabic medicine and herbals and now teaches Arabic at Oxford University.
    Table of contents
    Foreword by Hakim Mohammad Sa'id; Preface by Seyyed Hossein Nasr; Part One: Medicine; 1. Medicine of the Heart; 2. Medicine of the Body; 3. Principles of Medication; 4. Natural and Divine Treatment; Part Two: Simple Drugs and Foods; English-Arabic technical glossary; English-Arabic Materia Medica Glossary; Bibliography; Index.