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A translation of Imam Ibn al-Qayyim’s At-Tibb an-Nabawi.
This book attempts to provide some insight (through the Ahaadith) into how medicine was treated during the lifetime of the Holy Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam. It emphasizes patterns of natural treatment rather than an analysis of Medicine.
Although it was written by the author, Ibn Al-Qayyim, over six hundred years ago, it is extremely timely work for our generation in which health and natural health care products have become an important aspect of the lives of so many. The author presents the guidance of the Prophet in dealing with a variety of health issues, including treatment of ailment and preventive remedies to keep the body fit. As the Qur’an and Sunnah are the main sources of Islamic lifestyle, it only stands to reason that they should likewise be referred to in the matters of health and fitness. This is the approach taken by Ibn Al-Qayyim as he presents Verses of the Qur’an and statements of the Prophet as his main reference in these issues of health and medicines.