Qur'anic healing for spiritual ailments: between tradition, religious law and contemporary law

Dublin Core

Title

Qur'anic healing for spiritual ailments: between tradition, religious law and contemporary law

Author

Asman, Oren

Publisher

2008/06/00

Language

English

Publication Date

20080600

Abstract

Qur'anic healing [al'ilaj bi-lqur'an] is a traditional spiritual healing method based on the Qur'an. It is practiced in various Muslim communities for the treatment of mental afflictions and other ailments. Through Qur'anic healing, the wider issue of religious and cultural related healing is presented, and the question of possible cooperation between physicians and healers is raised. Using a criminal court case brought before the Israeli Supreme Court in the mid 1950s, the legal and ethical aspects of practicing Qur'anic healing are discussed, including: healers' liability, right to practice healing and legal 'risks' involved in various methods of treatment. The legal analysis is based both on Israeli and Muslim law, demonstrating how similar legal results may be achieved through different legal systems and practices.

Primary Classification

9.1

Secondary Classification

9.1;1.2;8.1;21.7

Primary keywords

alternative therapies--[pri];Islamic ethics--[pri];legal aspects--[pri];Muslim world--[pri]

Secondary keywords

Arabs;historical aspects;legal liability;Muslims;wrongful death

Subject

Israel--[pri]

Journal Article

Medicine and Law: The World Association for Medical Law 2008 June; 27(2): 259-284

Note

35

Primary Document Type

ja

Call Number

journal

Subject Captions

a

Bibliography

113 fn.

Collection

Citation

“Qur'anic healing for spiritual ailments: between tradition, religious law and contemporary law,” Islamic Medical & Scientific Ethics, accessed June 25, 2024, http://imse.ibp.georgetown.domains/items/show/34418.