Pain: Points of View of Islamic Theology
It is told that a pious man in the seventh century was in need of an operation on his arm. This man, however, refused any form of anesthesia which consisted, at that time, of alcohol and narcotics, as they are prohibited in Islam; although they are allowed when necessary. After several unsuccessful attempts to persuade him, his doctor was advised to perform the operation while the patient was deep in prayer, as his attention would be solely directed to communicating with his Creator.
KeywordsSeventh Century Chief Medical Officer Islamic Teaching Muslim Scholar Materialistic Outlook
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