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Origin and development of Unani medicine: an analytical study

Arshad Islam, Islam (2018) Origin and development of Unani medicine: an analytical study. Intellectual Discourse, 26 (1). pp. 23-49. ISSN 0128-4878

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Abstract

This study traces the history of the origin and development of Unani medicine in the Islamic world and its later flowering in Persia. Based mainly on Arabic, Persian, Urdu and English sources, the study focuses on the intellectual legacy of the Muslims in the development of Unani medicine and their interest in the progress of medical sciences, when a number of classical works were produced by great Muslim scholars during this period that provide evidence of organized medical care that provided the basis for modern medicine as it emerged from the 17th century onwards in Europe. The early Muslim scholars’ works were focused on the integration or Islamicisation of human knowledge in the areas of medical and health-care sciences as well as those who seek to understand the role of moral values and Maqasid al-Shariáh (‘objectives of Sharia) in medical and healthcare practices in a more comprehensive framework, exposing the dynamic contribution of Islamic civilization to medical progress that was later obscured in modernity by Western ideologies.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1440/64836
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ayurvedic medicine, Egyptian medicine, Greek medicine, Persian medicine, Unani medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA644.3 Public Health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine - Chronic and Noninfectious Diseases and Public Health
R Medicine > RV Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of History & Civilization
Depositing User: Dr. Arshad Islam
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2018 23:14
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2018 16:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/64836

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