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Islamic Healing

  • By: Raihan Jamil
  • In: Encyclopedia of Health Communication
  • Edited by: Teresa L. Thompson
  • Subject:Public Health Education & Health Promotion, Health Psychology, Health Communication

Islamic healing is synonymous with Islamic spiritual healing that is based on the knowledge derived and extracted from the Qur'an and the sayings and actions of the Prophet Muhammad.

The Qur'an (also spelled Qur'aan or Koran) is the sacred book of the Islamic faith. Islamic scholars suggest that the word Qur'an comes from the Arabic root of Qara, which means “to recite.” As such, the word Qur'an means “recitation.” The recitation and use of the verses and meanings from the Qur'an are a key source of Islamic healing. The other foundation of this kind of healing are the actions and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, who was the last prophet of Islam. Other spellings of his name include Mohamed and Muhamed. His sayings are called hadiths. ...

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