Islamic Guide to Medical Jurisprudence" is one of the
publications issued by the IOMS in the framework of its dealing
with the Islamic legal aspects of medical practice.
book offers to the reader simplified explanations of what
a Muslim patient should do concerning the worhsips he has
to perform. The body has been classified according
to its organs and the diseases that may attack each of them
with notes about the symptoms of these diseases and about
ways of curing them through oral, anal or injectional means.
is followed by giving the Islamic legal opinion about each
case in a clear and simple language. Legal terms which
might prove difficult to understand by the layman are deliberately
first part of the Guide deals with the digestive system in the
human body and diseases it is liable to suffer from.
IOMS was keen to make it clear that the Guide is not an alternative
for contacting learned men of religon and asking for their
advice. It only helps those who cannot do so for one
reason or another.
provisions should be known to both the Muslim patient and
to the Muslim doctor so that they may rest assured about the
right performance of the enjoined rituals of Islam.
purpose of issuing this Guide in general is to point out the
Islamic legal provisions concerning certain exemptions and
permissible exceptions in the performance of worships in the
case of illness.