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Muslim-friendly medical services: traditional and complementary medicine guidelines of Hijamah practices in Malaysia

Kartika, Betania and Salsa, Aisah Bella and Razali, Mohamad Afiq and Jamaludin, Mohammad Aizat (2023) Muslim-friendly medical services: traditional and complementary medicine guidelines of Hijamah practices in Malaysia. In: International Conference on the Quality of Halal Industry in Islam, Medical, and Scientific Perspectives, 13-16th July 2023, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand.

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Halal is a term used to describe items and actions that are acceptable in Islam, including food, medication, and way of life decisions. The medical viewpoint is concerned with making sure that goods and services are beneficial and safe for human use. Wet cupping therapy, known as Hijamah, constitutes a medical practice rooted in the teachings of Prophet Muhammad SAW. To oversee traditional and complementary medical practices, Malaysia’s Ministry of Health established the Traditional and Complementary Medicines Division (TCM) in February 2004. Within this framework, Hijamah therapy is recognised as one of the traditional and complementary techniques. As stipulated by the TCM Act of 2016, the Ministry of Health possesses the authority to formulate policies and mandate standards for Hijamah practitioners, ensuring that treatments are evidence-based and secure. This study delves into how Hijamah practitioners respond to and implement the latest policies from the MOH’s TCM Division. Through semi-structured interviews, participants’ comprehension of the ministry’s recommended best practices is being explored. This data collection lays the groundwork for a subsequent investigation into perceptions and expectations surrounding the provision of Hijamah services within the rapidly expanding Muslim-friendly healthcare sector. Practitioners are generally guided by Maqasid al-Shari’ah principles, primarily safeguarding a patient’s life, intellect, and possessions during the practice of Hijamah.

Item Type: Proceeding Paper (Invited Papers)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hijamah, MOH (Ministry of Health), TCM (Traditional and Complimentary Medicines), guidelines, medical services
Subjects: BPH Islamic Economics > BPH111.4 Halal issues. Fatawa
BPH Islamic Economics > BPH114 Consumption. Halal issues
BPH Islamic Economics > BPH117 Consumption. Halal issues. Standards. Certification. Halal status
BPH Islamic Economics > BPH117.3 Halal Pharmaceutical
BPH Islamic Economics > BPH117.5 Halal Education, Halal Training
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART)
Depositing User: Dr Betania Kartika Muflih
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2023 10:55
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2023 11:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/108216

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