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The consistency of Islamic and medical perspectives in the control of the COVID-19 pandemic

Mohamed, Mossad Abdelhak Shaban and Van Rostenberghe, Hans and Ramli, Noraida and Ibrahim, Roshidah and Shaban Mohamed, Mossad Abdelhak and Hasan, Taufiq Hidayat (2021) The consistency of Islamic and medical perspectives in the control of the COVID-19 pandemic. ULUM ISLAMIYYAH – Malaysian Journal of Islamic Sciences, 3 (Special Issue IHEC 03-2021). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1675-5936 E-ISSN 2289-4799

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Controlling the current COVID-19 pandemic requires infection control at both the individual and global levels. There is insufficient information on the consistency between Islamic principles and medical guidelines regarding infection control measures. Therefore, this study aimed to explore the consistency between Islamic principles and evidence-based medical recommendations during the pandemic time. A comparison was made between the latest medical infection control recommendations and Islamic references (the Quran and its interpretation, and Sunnah and its explanation). Relevant materials such as books and research articles in Arabic or English were reviewed. The information was then classified into different levels of infection control strategies, which were individual, household, community and healthcare unit levels. This study demonstrated that both Islamic principles and medical guidelines are consistent in terms of infection control, which involves crisis supervision by the infection control authority and specialised agencies, hand and general hygiene, personal protection, seeking specialist consultation and treatment, comprehensive care, guidelines in the event of limited resources, home isolation, travel bans and quarantine. Moreover, it was observed that Islamic principles combine and optimise both the individual frame and societal cohesion.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8259/91888
Uncontrolled Keywords: medical perspective, Islamic perspective, infection control, COVID-19, crisis
Subjects: BPC Science and Technology in Islam
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Paediatrics
Depositing User: Assoc.prof mossad shaban
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2021 11:08
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2021 11:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/91888

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