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Islamicisation of medicine in the 13th century: a case of Ibn Abi Usaybia's history of medicine

Abd Rahman (trans.), Akmal Khuzairy (2018) Islamicisation of medicine in the 13th century: a case of Ibn Abi Usaybia's history of medicine. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 17 (Special Issue No 2). pp. 25-34. ISSN 1823-4631

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One of the challenges in the Islamization of knowledge project is the absence of a ready approach for integrating the existing disciplines within the Islamic knowledge paradigm. Among the constituents of such an approach is an epistemological framework that defines a discipline to serve as reference for further efforts on the operational level. This study intends to fill this gap with a perspective on Islamic epistemological framework in the field of medicine during the Islamic medieval era. The focus of analysis is on the topic of the origin of medicine and the views of ancient Greek physicians in the compilation entitled ‘Uyūn al-anbā’ fī ṭabaqāt al-aṭibba’ or History of Physicians authored by Ibn ’Abī ’Uṣaibia‘. The study used interpretive textual analysis method to arrive at certain constructs for an Islamic medical epistemological framework from the point of view of the author. The analysis concludes that the perspective of the author on the selected topics was suggestive of possible constructs for an Islamic epistemological framework that can serve as a point of reference for further development of an approach for integrating medical disciplines in the Islamization context. KEYWORDS: Ibn Abī ’Uṣaibia‘, History of Physicians, Islamicisation, epistemological framework, origin of medicine –Greek physicians

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2269/66991
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ibn Abī ’Uṣaibia‘; History of physicians; Islamicisation; Epistemological framework; Origin of medicine –Greek physicians
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Arabic Language and Literature
Depositing User: Dr Akmal Khuzairy Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2018 16:21
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2018 16:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/66991

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