Prophetic Medicine (al-Tibb al-Nabawi) was an important genre of literature from the ninth century on, where scholars interpreted many of Muhammad's traditions and reports about his life to discern methods and tools of medical practice and treatment. Moreover, many of these traditions were used to provide instructions about the ethics and legal questions pertained to medical practice. This prophetic corpus interacted with the dominant Galenic medical practice in pre-modern Middle East and then with the modern Western medicine in the modern and contemporary Middle East creating important questions and significant discussion. The course will trace the development of prophetic medicine across history and analyze its role and importance in the evolving relation between Islam and medicine through history. Note: Course has additional hour to be arranged. Consult instructor for art of ministry requirement.
Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: Yes
Expected to be offered Spring 2016
Course location to be announced.
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