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Mousavi Bazzaz S M, Shokri J, Shokri S. Defining Islamic medicine: The relationship between science and religion. IJMEHM 2017; 9 (6) :61-69
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1- Department of Community Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
2- Ahwaz Judiciary Office, Ahwaz, Iran. , shokris1@mums.ac.ir
3- School of Persian and Complementary Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.
Abstract:   (7744 Views)
Currently, in Iran, some difficulties in the application of conventional medicine, has caused more public interest in using Persian traditional medicine for their health problems.
In terms of terminology, Persian traditional medicine, Islamic medicine and traditional medicine have been used interchangeably.
Although, proponents of traditional medicine claim a strong basis for its application, at least in scholarly available literature it has not been proved, specially based on evidence-based sciences.
In search for Islamic medicine’s definition and its foundations a non-systemic literature review with saturation based in authors’ opinion, with attention to relationship between science and religion was conducted.
Medical issues in Qur’an and hadith as well as conventional medicine were searched and based on the relationship between science and religion; there are six perspectives about Islamic medicine. It includes approval, denial, prioritization, or a combination of these opinions.
The article, describing the so-called Islamic medicine from the perspective of Allameh Javadi Amoli and definition suggested by Mehdi Esfahani about Islamic medicine.
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: History of Medicine
Received: 2017/01/22 | Accepted: 2017/08/16 | Published: 2017/08/16

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