Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium Collection
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Medieval Islamic prophetic medicine is based in the power of belief. In a culture that employed both fairly comprehensive physicians trained in the theories of Greek science and practitioners of magical/folkloric techniques of the Arabian Bedouin traditions, the appearance of texts titled al-tibb al-nabawi (prophetic medicine) indicates a need existed for a specifically Islamic medical system. As a whole, prophetic medicine stresses the connection between mind and body by tracing all illness back to a lack of belief and claims that restoration of health is equivalent to a restoration of belief.
Medicine, Religious aspects
Symposia (conferences); Video recordings
Hanger, Nyssa Rhiannon, "Emotional healing in the medicine of the prophet" (2008). Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium Collection. 11.