Pharmaceutical Ethics in Islam
Channel: Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
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First of all, we praise and thank last panel data overload and our creator for granting us this opportunity to gather.
And today to discuss a very important topic. As you all know.
Personally, I'm very honored and privileged to be invited by the University of Central Lancashire
ISOC and all those who are involved, it's my first time here not impressed him. But this university even though I've visited quite a few universities in the north, west, Manchester and few other places actually, I've got a talk next Tuesday in Manchester Metropolitan University. But
I hamdulillah Dragonhide for inviting me We also thank natural professor who enlightened us with a very good presentation, I don't have a presentation myself, but I want to discuss with you Inshallah, in the few minutes that we have before us some very important issues relating not just to pharmacy, because I believe that we don't we don't just have students studying Pharmacy here, but also medics,
people studying dentistry and all these subjects are all related to one another pharmacy dentistry medicine. So Sharla what I want to do is discuss it and issues that relate to medics that relate to
students studying dentistry as well as pharmacy.
The first point that I want to highlight here
what is Islam the perspective of Islam in regards to this whole field an area of medicine.
For those who have studied Islam and those who know the different sciences of Islam, they'll know that Islam as a religion and as a way of life, places a great deal of emphasis on medicine, the science of medicine, on medics dealing with medicines, on pharmacy, on
dentistry, all these things which are related, there's a lot of emphasis in Islam. To the point that there's a great Imam. We just heard him discussing the shelf a school. One of the Imams who is a great classical scholar, an Imam, a jurist known who is the Imam of the shelf is called call Imam Shafi. Now the Allahu Allah may Allah be pleased with him, he does the same from him in Arabic line of poetry he was actually a poet as well. He says I am more Alma elements located at the end where he will play Vinod have done that science is worth studying are really only two in his eyes. If you really want to study something, then you only study two things. These are the most prestigious
sciences and topics that a student or a human being or an individual can pursue in his life or her life and are even more in demand. I am knowledge worthy. You're studying only two. Right? So what if you're really happy here? Probably because
don't get offended if you're not in medicine because even those things are important. But sciences are
really two words study, an animal or human animal felt healing at the end. Why do they really love that the science of Islamic jurisprudence which basically means Islamic knowledge and sacred sciences, which deals with one's religion, one's worship towards his Lord and Creator, and he will fit him in at the end, which has to do with religion, the religious sacred sciences, and he says, We're anymore being done and the science of medicine or anything related to medicine, whether it's pharmacy or dentistry, anything to do with the body, the human body, we're living in a burden which has to do with a body, which is for the benefit of the external. You see, sacred sciences, religious
sciences is for the progress for the nourishment for the internal self, for the next life, for the internal self, for the soul, for the spirit for the rule, and it's a nourishment for a person's next life, whereas medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, these are all sciences that benefit the humans, external and the human's body and this life. So one science is catering for a individual's next life, the other sciences, catering for the human being for the individuals this life. And for a Muslim for a believer, generally any believer who believes in God and believes in the life hereafter, both these two parts of one's life, whether it's this worldly life, or the next one life,
both are extremely important. We need to be prosperous in this life, we need to be healthy in this life, and we need to be prosperous in the next life. So these are really just two sides. And the reason is that Allah Allah subhana, WA Tada
our Lord and a creator, He places in the Quran itself there is so much emphasis on the human body, the physical state of the human body. Allah says in the Quran, Welaka Ramana, Bani Adam, We verily We have honored the Children of Adam which means we have honored that body, the life the spirit is sanctified in Islam, there is a lot of sacredness attached to the human body, the body itself is sacred. This is the reason why many of these medical ethics issues like abortion and organ transplantation and birth control and
IVF and all these different issues that we've been discussing for years. This approach is greatly used that Allah and Islam Islam as a religion, what does Islam say, faces a lot of attachment on the physical body. Allah has considered the human body to be sacred. It's an Amana the body has been given a trust to us we don't even own our own books in Islam. We don't even own our bodies inside Iam legal officer, he doesn't even own his body we are not able to do like, this is my phone, I can do whatever I can throw it I'm not gonna do it. By the way, he's just an iPhone, so but
I can do whatever I want, even though that's probably ludicrous. I shouldn't be doing that. But with the human body, there's actually a sin. If I just slapped myself, I don't think I'm gonna do but if I do that, and if I'm hurting my own self Islamically that's a sin. This is a reason why suicide is unlawful and haram. This is why any self punishment or self harm is considered to be absolutely unlawful in Islam. Now, Laura, Ramona Dara, there's a hadith of the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him so Allah Allah, He said there is no harming others there's no harming to yourself. There's a verse in the Quran Wallace has to be a de permitted Luca do not cause self
destruction tears do not cause destruction onto yourself with your own hands. And this is the reason why scholars say things like you know, I'm smoking and tobacco and this and that. They are not lawful in Islam. The reason being is that because it causes harm to the human body. So there's so much emphasis that because we do not own our own bodies, Allah has given us Our God has given us this body as a man as a trust. So we have to look after this trust, we have to protect, we have to protect our own bodies, just like we have to protect our souls. We have to protect our internal likewise we have to it's an obligation many Muslims forget some of those things we've we as Muslims,
sometimes we think it's only about internal it's just about the next life. No Islam says even this life you have to protect there's so much encouragement in Islam, that a person looks after his body he looks after his health, and you know, doesn't become obese, for example, there's an over eat. Exercise is greatly recommended in Islam greatly encouraged and if you do it with the intention that my Lord will be pleased because Allah, my love, Lord and Creator God has told me to be physically fit. Then in sha Allah, if you do exercise, you'll be rewarded with our intention or you go and play sports. Don't just go to pages to beat the next team.
And you know, just to have a cup
competition if you change your perspective, this in itself becomes an act of reward, because we have been encouraged to to exercise. So preserving the body is very important in this slop This is the first point is very important and actually is one of the five you know in Islam if you look in the boxes, we have something called Mr Carson of Sharia the objectives, one of the five universals of Islam one of the five universal objectives which are if you look at the whole religion of Islam is based on the following five which I don't go into all the five but one of the five objectives is held on knifes. Preservation the protection, the safeguarding of one's body and health and one's
life. All the rules in the Quran, the whole of Quran and the whole of Hadith Quran the words of Allah God and Hadith, the traditions and things of the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him. All the laws and injunctions of Islam they are based on five basic objectives. And one of the main objectives is Hebdo knifes.
So when we understand that there's so much emphasis in Islam, in the Quran, the words of ALLAH,
so much encouragement and emphasis and importance lead on the preservation of one's health, then anything and science which has anything to do with preservation of health, any topic, any science that will help people achieve health in this life that will achieve that will assist people in achieving prosperity and health, then that science will also be looked at and will be considered with great
prestige and there's a lot of encouragement for that science and this is the reason why he will Michel Faraday Allah, this is why he said sciences are worth studying only to one is medicine and anything related to medicine. This is the reason because so much encouragement. So anything that helps, that helps a human being preserve and protect his health, then that science will be looked at with great encouragement.
In Michelle Carrie also in another quote from him, he said, I do not know any other science that is more prestige, mobile, prestigious and more noble law animal I don't know any other signs that's more noble. Besides he said, 100, evil haram besides the signs of Halal haram, which has to do with Islamic law and the laws of Islam. Besides that, I don't know any other signs that is more noble than the science of medicine.
There's so much encouragement, and that's why I want to talk to medics, I say, Look, you know, this is a great responsibility. So a great prestigious science that you've taken on but you should remember at the same time, anything that's greatly valued in the sight of Allah, anything that has a great level and McCombe and position and rank and status, then that brings about with it a great deal of responsibility, like a scholar of religious sciences, someone who studied Islam, the sacred sciences, it's a very high position to be in but at the same time, it brings apart a big responsibility. So you know, you can can get a happy I can, I can, you know, give you a one hour
lecture making you happy that you guys, mashallah, you're the best in the world and the best pharmacist and dentistry and medicine is the most prestigious and that's it. But it brings about a huge amount of responsibility. It comes with the territory, as you know, it's that's the normal situation in the world. If you have if you're a politician, and it brings about responsibility, if you're a head of a state who brings about responsibility, and if you don't do your responsibility, then you know, what will happen is you know what's happening right now. So anyway.
So this is a reason why we have to remember it's a very high position in Islam. And at the same time, it brings about a great deal of responsibility. And also one or two other things before I talk about some individual issues, that
you also, this cell we call health
is considered to be a NEMA a bounty given by Allah, anyone who is healthy, this is considered to be a great Nirma a gift and bounty that has bestowed upon this person, this person, by Allah subhanaw taala. And this is why again, helping someone recover or achieve or gain or acquire this great bounty of Yama. There's great reward in that and that's why the science of medicine, the science of dentistry, and pharmacy, This all helps and assist assist others and assist other people achieving and gaining their health. There's a hadith in
And the saying of the messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him which is recorded by Imam and Philomena sunnah. The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said Messiah Allah Allah has shaken, a habit you know human fear when when a person when a Muslim when a believer, male or female when they pray to God when they ask Allah, there is nothing better to ask Allah than Alfia wellbeing. There is nothing better this is the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, which means that health is beloved to Allah, there is nothing more beloved to God, when we pray to you, when we supplicate when we make dua and we say, Oh Allah give me 2000 pounds rather than that if
Allah if you ask Allah, Allah, Allah give me how Allah is more happy, there's nothing more beloved to Allah. So health is considered to be beloved to the Creator, and also beloved to the Messenger of Peace, be upon him sort of love and even send them peace and blessings be upon him. He says in one Hadith, my husband, wife and few budoni This is just an introductory point, I'm just mentioning that I want to I want to show them over into some very important issues. When asked by her more often than me, this is an amazing, unique Hadith.
The Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him, you know what he says? He says, When us Baja more often forbidden me. I mean, if you say to be in the EU to Yomi Fergana, he's a Telugu dunya.
Any human being female, male, any human being who has
who wakes up in the morning
number one more often fever than a healthy
one being his word he this human being is healthy, and is in a state of well being wakes up in the morning with this great bounty and gift given to him by his creator. And number two, an NPC to be he is secure,
relatively secure, he doesn't or she doesn't fear anything. And number three are in the hole who to Yomi.
The translation of that is that he has or she has one this provision for Kanima. He's at level of dunya. It is as though the whole world has been given to him in his heart.
Three great numbers. He might even just one day one this provision when we're thinking about the credit crunch, and this crunch and that crunch, I was thinking about how many years the Hadith says you have, you're healthy. And you have one this provision meaning that you have the basic needs and necessities of life.
And you're not you're not sleeping outside, you're not homeless, and you have food, you're not starving, and you're healthy. And this is why there's a hadith of Zaha Hadid near I'm attorney Melbourne and Fimo cathedral minuteness a satellite photo to bounties are some huge and unique that Allah has given to every human being. But most of us we are in deception. We are deluded. We don't realize this Nirvana until we use it, God forbid. One is, which is health and well being the other is time. When we are healthy. We don't realize how important health is until we become unhealthy. We become disabled for example, in Viola save us all, but this is when and that's why, you know one of
the Imams who said a set how to Terjun Allah Rusev
well being and health is a crown is a crown which is on the head of the of the well being people, right. And then he says now you've served in the Marine, nobody sees that except the ill.
It's account we don't see this crime because we all healthy, but an ill person when a person who cannot walk is disabled and he sees one person walking. He actually feels it that look, he can walk, I can walk.
But we take it for granted because it's something we think it's natural, normal. So it's an amazing, amazing network. And we have been asked and encouraged to always pray to God. Sunday lehle Alfia the Messenger of Allah has been peace and blessings be upon him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said to Abbas, his uncle Rhodiola who and he said our bus Oh my uncle always said in LA for when I fear for dunya will always continuously keep asking Allah for wellbeing, for forgiveness and for well being in the world and in the next life. And that's why one of the two hours that you might have may have heard in an Arabic supplications, which after prayers a lot of times we may call him prayer we can
make Allah who may notice Erica Sahaja will ifort Our Amanat or personal Hello, this is a prayer of the messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him. He used to make this supplication regularly and the first thing you would ask Allah Allahu me Jota when I further Oh Allah I asked you for help. And then he said
When I first heard chastity, and then he said, well, our theater which is well being so he is distinguishing between health and well being, he's already asked about health and well being, which is extra.
So we need to realize this, and there are numerous Hadith about the importance of medicine. And we'll probably talk about some of them. But there's quite a few things of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about medicine and about how important it is, you know, like, for example, today we are about Allah is a command, there's a hadith in the center for Lima without, he says, all servants and slaves of God. Make sure you you, you use medicine. treat yourselves the devil, you're able to cheat yourselves. So there's a lot of encouragement. And this is a reason why Islam really places a great deal of emphasis on medicine, the sounds of medicine, on medics on
people who are studying Pharmacy and dentistry, basically anything to do with the preservation of the human body. So there's a lot of importance, and there's a greater my arm as well, as I said, a great position and rec, you get a lot of reward.
But as I said, it brings about with it a great deal of responsibility. It's either you or this and on the right show, you're on the other end, anything that has a great position, if you don't do it properly, then you go on to the other end far right or far right far left, you're not in the middle, just like scholars of Sharia and Islam. Either you're a good scholar, or you're a corrupt one here, you can't be just like in the middle somewhere, waffling around, you know you're a good scholar in the sight of Allah, you do your things properly, or you're a corrupt scholar, and then that corrupt religious scholar becomes worse than a non scholar. And that's why there's so much warning given in
this farm for those who don't practice on the knowledge, for example, or don't have the right intention. So anything that has a great position and prestigious position in the sight of God, it brings about with a great deal of responsibility. And if someone doesn't do it properly, then they go on to the other extreme, and there's a great sin as well. So it brings about a lot of responsibility. And as I said, it comes with the territory, and what are some of the issues that we need to understand students studying medicine and pharmacy, some general pointers here.
And right off the Quran the things that the sorry that the word of Allah God and the Hadith, the sayings of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him from an Islamic perspective,
some very important points that I think we should definitely take with us here today. Insha Allah.
The first point is that we need to realize
when you study
and when you take up this science,
which is relating to the well being of humans in this life, it's a very important signs.
This point is something that goes across the across board, which means anything we do Islam places a lot of emphasis on what we call this hate hernia, which is correcting of one's intention. Right? This is a very important anything you do whatever you're worshiping Allah, you have to correct intention. You have to be sincere in what you do. If I am like the Quran says Allah you know, you're your own anus, your own leanness to show people someone's offering praise worshipping Allah, she's worshiping his God. You know Rotella you can you can you will be deemed fanatically adore your team. I'm in the skin what it was after that, for way Lulu mousseline and Lolita who Ancelotti? Ahimsa who
don't people who are heedless they don't really pray like the Hadith says masala Yura if Assura someone who prays to show people this is what she means. Wow
there's a sister coming up probably she might like me so you know, I might just go proposal.
when suddenly Euro effect but Ashok, the one who prays to show the one who does anything to show people. The hadith says he has committed because you are trying to show people you have to be sincere. When we're O'Meara Ali Abdullah, what is sunnah? No, no did you have to be very sincere we have to be very sincere in whatever we do. Now in medicine This is very important. The first Hadith which is a very famously known Hadith, which is in the heat of the moment, Bukhari and most Hadith collections, the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be appointing What did you say in Arma. Lubin yet, actions are according to intentions, you eat, you have the right intention, then you you
receive a reward for eating as well. This is an Islamic concept, which we can talk about for hours, but I don't want to talk about the concept, but to do with our topic here. It's so important for anyone studying medicine someone who is actually a practicing medic, practicing doctor medic
For someone studying like most of you are studying, you will be doing the same thing you will be studying the same curriculum syllabus, the same coursework, whatever you'll be doing the same thing you, you don't have to to do to do this point and to implement this point in your life. You don't have to travel to another part of the world. You don't have to leave this University of Central Lancashire university, you don't have to do anything.
Nothing, it's the most simplest yet the most difficult because it's to do with the heart.
Changing your perspective, changing your perspective, your outlook on your students, to make it fully Islamic and to make it beloved in the sight of God. And to acquire and gain and achieve reward from Allah Allah subhanahu wata Allah, you will be rewarded. Imagine your reward will not just be going to the mosque to offer prayer and worshiping Allah, your reward everyday you come here, everyday you study whether you're on your laptop, or whether you're working or doing anything, everything relating to this, he imagined, you'll be receiving rewards, or was rewarding you it's just so unique.
Imagined isn't isn't that great? Yeah. Do you agree with me? If say, every time I'm trying to say, Oh, I'm talking Chinese, which I don't know, literally somebody who knows Chinese? Yeah, everybody's understanding it.
It's just imagined so unique. Free of charge is nothing you need to do. You don't have to do anything. It's just the perspective. And I'll tell you what the perspective is. But make an intention right now when we hear this point, those of you who already have that kind of approach and intention, that hamdulillah praise Allah, and those who don't, then just right now, when you're sitting here in this lecture theater during this lecture, just look at yourself, don't look, you can't see yourself, don't bring a mirror but look within your heart. And change your near intention perspective right now, this this precise moment. What what what intention should we have in Islam?
Anyone who deals with medicine, the intention, the perspective should not well, the intent? Well, I'll tell you, first of all, why you should not be really having in mind, only it's not it's not an awful to consider it to an extent. But having the career career earning huge amounts of wealth, he will never get into dentistry because it pays a lot. Yeah, he pays a lot more than being a doctor. So let's see, I don't know, I don't know about pharmacists. In pharmacy, what worries I think, you don't get that much to know.
But that's not your intention.
That's that, as I said, it's to an extent you can consider of course, we will have to think about we know that inshallah we should be normally living the life of 50 6070 years, whatever. To an extent we don't know we would nobody knows even tomorrow will be alive or not. Death is something that nobody disagrees about. There's one thing you know, there's hundreds of differences of opinion in the world, between different religions and between different people within one religion. But one thing that nobody disagrees with is death is definitely going to arrive. And another thing is everybody agrees that nobody knows when people are gonna die. You could die today, tomorrow. No,
there's no guarantee. Nobody knows. Until you know, this is just something that nobody knows. And so, but we know we have to think about our future in terms of feeding our family and looking after our children and
looking after our own selves. So to an extent it's not a problem to consider this aspect, but that's not your sole consideration. It shouldn't be something secondary. Like you know, love the things in Islam like the Hadith when the messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him when he talks about marriage. He talks about you know, certain considerations in marriage and he says look people you can't you know, some people marry for one reason some people marry for beauty some people marry for family background, Tonka Hallmark nearby Lumeria Wehlener Serbia villager Maria fall for without studying, but you be you know, careful and make sure that your decision is based on religion, which
means you want somebody who's going to help you become close to Allah, your Lord and your Creator, which means that you can consider the other things but they're all secondary. You can consider attraction beauty, of course, you should if you're not attracted to someone, this is not emotional, by the way. But I'm going to actually talk about marriage next week in Manchester. But you can consider marriage sorry, attraction, of course, because if you're not attractive, then you know what's the point of marrying because one of the reasons of marriage is actually you know, preserving yourself and chastity. But these are secondary considerations. The main primary consideration is
religion. Likewise here, money wealth, to an extent but you have to we have to change our perspectives. It's not about just the current this is what distinguishes Islam in every area.
From a very non religious type of approach, when you do business as business as you know, business, it's like, oh, it's sciences change intentions. And when you smile at someone, you're not trying to, you're not trying to sell you a commodity. You know, your customer comes, you give the tea and the smile, everything that when he goes, the guy was right, whatever. Yeah, I'm not gonna say what but that was all artificial. There's there's a contradiction between inside and outside smile and nightmare in this day and age is actually become artificial. Many people smile artificially. It's just to sell your product if you have something and if you don't like that person, or if you have
nothing to do with that person, then you won't smile. So this is actually a great problem within Islam within people. And Islam says the look, it has to be from the heart. It has to be from the heart. So in any industry, this is what distinguishes a Muslim, a Muslim tradesman, a missed Muslim businessman, a person a Muslim, meaning someone who practices the ethics of Islam the rules or regulations that injunctions of Islam, someone who has the Islamic approach, the religious sacred approach, that businessman that trader will be different from someone who has a very non religious approach. Because your your objective is not just to make money. That's just a second objective. You
have to also think about your customers. Like there's incidents, I'll tell you like a one on one incident in early times. It wasn't the time of the derby or when the Sahaba in the students of the Sahaba the followers but the Allahu Allahu May Allah be a piece of leader the Sahaba for the non Muslims, the companions of the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him and their students. They traveled different parts of the world, they never actually, you know, went to different parts of the world just to you know, they weren't they spread Islam because Islam was in Medina, you know, and then it spread to different parts and lands of the world. But the common myth
is, you know, Islam spread by the sword. But even physical Dawa even verbal vowel was not made on many occasions, though people don't know that lesson on the sword business, even verbal Gala, you know, that will means to invite people that wasn't even done. Some of them literally just went as businessman to do their business, normal stem. So the love the character, the behavior, the ethics, the way they were dealing, and he fell in love with the religion. Right now, nobody has fallen in love with the religion right now. Isn't the problem with religion? No, this is a problem with us. Yes, we actually barriers the Muslim sometimes, because many of the non Muslims they will not look
at most of them will not they will not study Islam. By studying the books, they will not study Islam by reading the translation of the Quran, they will not study Islam by reading Hadith, x with an exception of a few. For them. Islam is what we are, the way we act to behave. They think this is what Islam teaches. If we drive a car as like a maniac on the middle of the road, especially you've got a hat in a beard as well. You know, that's what I tell people, if you really want to do something wrong, then at least just take your hat off and put it on the side. And if you got a beard, you just do this. Nobody thinks they're a Muslim. If you want to drive like a maniac on the
there are rules and rules and Muslim is the way he deals even driving a car. You know, there's laws in Islam, about driving a car, do you say you might say laws of Islam, there's no kind of travel unless you have a law? Of course not the one. But still, it's not a big deal, by the way to drive a car.
And none of us have a they didn't drive a car. But it's not a it's not a problem. But still there are ethics and laws and rules. Seriously, there are loads of course you have to drive like for example, like Nolan say this, that if you want to know how to drive a car, think for a moment if the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him was behind the wheel wheel, how we drive the car, think to yourself, What do you just be, you know, aggressive and driving? Yeah, you know, trying to overtake another and do all those kinds of things? Or would it be calm? Collective? Give way to people be very courteous towards others? Why don't we know what the answer is? So that's the way to
drive a car.
Anyway, I'm trying I'm getting off topic. But I'm wasn't just saying this before. I just got it every hour, some of the Sahaba the companions of the Messenger of Allah pieces blessings be upon him.
There are incidents when they went to different parts of the world. They didn't even do verbal that they never even had to tell some of the non Muslims. This is what Islam teaches. On some occasions, people, they accepted and embraced Islam by literally looking at the behavior, the interaction of some of these people. And as an incident mentioned that, for instance, there was a case where there were two businessmen, right now talk about the medics how we can apply this, but there were two businessmen that
was one who was a web also heavy who was actually selling the same item same commodities, and another Muslim tradesmen businessman selling this same commodities across the room. A customer comes in he says okay can I have this he said yeah but you know the shop down there there's my friend on the he's selling the same item just go and buy from him. He said, Why haven't you gotten a concealed said Yeah, I do. But I just wanted to go there. He said Why was what's wrong? Is there problems No, same price gone by there. After a few times. He said to him the reason is that since morning, we've both opened our shops till now I've actually got free for customers have seen my fellow Muslim
brother, he has not had an even one customer yet I want my brother to benefit as well just like I benefit.
This is this is the approach this is an ethic so I just about money. It's not about just competition. It's not just about my you know, pharmacy versus your pharmacy. You know, I want to make the most money. That's not what a believer Muslim does. The the ethics are you do it for the sake of Allah. So it's not about money only about money and about a career. Change your intention, we must in everything we do, whether we're, you're a tradesman, a businessman, a doctor. So what intention should a pharmacist or a medic or a dentist should have? Islam says the intention basically is to serve the creation of Allah serve the humanity, you want to do something to help
human beings and you make that intention which is called Hidden metal. This is called serving the humanity and this serve this intention of wanting to serve the creation of God, the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala this only comes about if you actually truly have this love, and this this concern for humanity, you won't have you will be you will care for anybody. If you don't have love for the creation of Allah. If I don't care for anybody, then I will not have that concern in the heart. Okay, so you have to there's a hadith the Messenger of Allah in Sahih Muslim there's a need for the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him. He said men NEFA and most men in Korba.
Any human, any Muslim, who alleviates a difficult situation, you have a patient, you think to yourself, you're doing your job anyway. But you have a patient, whether he's come from medicine or whatever has come for you see, these things are very important. We want to know about medicines or things like that. But these are introduction points. If you don't have these kind of intentions, you could mean you could be selling the all the herbal medicines in the world. Right but these intentions are not there. There's no benefit, we will come to those already solutions. But these are very important issues. The one who alleviates a difficulty, a hardship from a fellow human from the
hardships of this world. necess Allahu Anhu could determine Kurata europea. Allah will alleviate and remove a difficulty from this individual in the next life. This is a famous sound it's a Sahadi from this video from a Muslim along Fiona MacDonald Abdul Rahim Allah is in the help and assistance of his slave as long as this slave is in the help and assistance of his fellow human being.
Think about this think about that I want to help serve the community I want to I want to serve my community. I want to help the humanity this is we call charity This is considered to be charity. Amazing reward isn't so much reward to in terms of removing a difficulty someone's ill and sick you're helping them achieve and regain their health. Amazing, amazing reward to fulfill the needs of others are Raheem Moon there's a hadith where the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him he said look, I said the intention should be we want to serve humanity. This will only come about if you have what what do you say? This will only come about
to annoy I need to see if you're awake or not. What's the intention? What's the intention that we should have? What did I say?
Wanting to serve humanity and wanting to serve humanity will only come about with
difficult like 30 seconds ago.
I mean people will pay attention on policy so boring.
And as I say that somebody's calling me for
wanting to serve humanity. This only comes about if you have what
you and love this hadith says era ha moment fill out
here hang Command V summer will have love for the people of this earth. People in this world. Allah will have love for you. Having love Alhamdulillah Yan Allah Now the Hadith. The whole creation of Hadith doesn't say only Muslims. It's not just about Muslims. This
Hadith says, the first Hadith I said here hammelmann Fill out have love and concern for whoever man you know the word in Arabic man includes not just not even just Muslims or non Muslims, even animals, not just even human beings, you can be a vet and get amazing amount of reward.
Bringing if you look after animals era hammelmann Fill out your hand command center. area, Allah the creation is the family of Allah is the family of God for herbal hunting in Allah human accelerated area Lee them most beloved to Allah is the One who is the best towards his creation. And creation includes humans, Muslims, non Muslims, men, women, animals, whoever and whatever. So we need to change our perspective, we need to start thinking from this angle, we need to correct our intention to say Huni are very important. Make sure that intentions are changed right now. And money and earning a career or having a career. That's just a secondary issue to another point here, which is
very important. Styles first point.
The first point, the first point of the second discussion, these are just some points, because I had mentioned introduction and then point one was changing your perspective and intentions. Point number two. And this is again, in light of the teachings of Islam very important to
create an expertise in your field and in your area. Islam places a lot of emphasis, we don't want cowpeas basically, well, we don't Inshallah, I mean, we have a system in place where, you know, you can't you can't become just cowboy medics in some of the Muslim countries, probably you can,
you know, just pay your way out and give some bribe and you're done. Well, Hamdulillah we don't live in those kind of countries. Where this happens, or we don't do that. But we have to, we have to watch. Create an expertise. There's a hadith of the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him. He talks about in Santa Ana for Buddha. He says, Are you Mr. kirbyville Pratap Baba, and upon me now your arugula who Tata Bergen cabinet Valley Kufa, antifungal alarming anyone who just tries to act like a doctor and starts chasing people, he doesn't really have an expertise that know how the knowledge, he does not reach a level of expertise. There's actually a lot of discussion in
classical Islamic literature about medicine, doctors, and people dealing with medicines, and they're not really qualified enough. They're just dealing, there's actually a lot of discretion.
Someone caught like that in Islamic jurisprudence, this person would be imprisoned, he's actually responsible. If you start cheating, and you make an error. If you make an error, you weren't qualified, and there was no malpractice. And then you made an error that you'll be forgiven. This is a lighter kind of ruling. But if you actually weren't qualified enough, and you didn't have the necessary expertise, or the degree and position or you never worked hard, you just cheated your way through exams. I mean, there's a case whether you can actually take on that career if you actually cheated your way through exams. If somebody took a degree by cheating, you have to ask this cause
whether it's actually lawful for you to practice that career and whether your earnings will be halal, unlawful or have an offer, whether it will be halal or haram something to consider. Really, so work hard, put in the effort. And we you if you work hard with that intention, even you're working hard in sha Allah, you will get an achieve a lot of reward. And then the point relating to medic sent for you insist,
is that Islam tells us we need to treat everybody equally. This is another ethic, another law, we have to treat everybody equally.
Whoever is your patient, there is no preference or you don't start dealing with people in terms of ethnicity or background, even Muslim, non Muslim, it's based on you know, how on the normal criteria, so they're treating everybody
Right? It's very important to be just and to treat everybody equally.
Another point, point number four, these are you can maybe break these down in a number that we mentioned. Number one, correcting your intention. These are just certain responsibilities. Number two said what do we say number two?
Let's test you again. What's number two?
Come on 70.
So I said again,
that was the first one change of perspective changing intention. You see, I had an introduction on the beginning the importance of then I started mentioning the different points. First one was changing intention and correcting your intention perspective. Number two.
Creating expertise. I don't know what's wrong with the brothers is everywhere you ask questions. It's always the sisters answering the brothers.
Whether they just think
came about Manchester United playing Liverpool or something I don't know what Blackburn Rovers, right? The press three do you have to impress
the who don't live up was very close. It's one of the best teams so you'll be alright.
Creating expertise number three was number three.
Again Yeah, treating everybody equally. Point number four is actually on 910 points and I'll ask you Inshallah, and and so make make a note, you know, I gave a talk in Liverpool University a couple of months ago, they had a dinner or something. And it was just general basic random points that I discussed with the students about seven points and I asked an end and it's like, everybody's quiet all the brothers, there's about four or 500 You know, they're working dinner, and all answers resistors and I said the same thing I said, Look, remember these points we need to write? Well, if you don't want to write with a pen, just type it you know, bring your laptop or just type in your
phone with a machete another email of Doctor, doctor, the doctor can trust you the doctor to tour now I'm calling to do
in Arabic, he would say to
you, Mama Shafi ramola, he says, animal cider will Kitab a Tokaido.
Knowledge is something that you hunt, and the way to protect it is to write so you should make notes of these things. Anyway, point number four very important for a believer believing in Allah is throughout his or her working career, you need to be focused on your religion and focused on your Lord and on your Creator. Very important. Very important. This week Islam, even though Islam places a lot of emphasis on this whole medicine and medical field, at the same time, Islam says that look, this is just a means. Medicine is just a means it's not the ultimate cure. ultimate cure is in the hands of God, it's in the hands of Allah subhanaw taala This is just what we call a sub it's just an
vahidi Some of means external means it's in the hands of Allah fire is a means of you burning but through Ibrahim peace be upon him into the fire didn't burn him. So Allah can remove the effect from the external means, right? So we need to always be focused on Allah, in our in our, in our work in our career. That's why early Muslim doctors, they were amazing medics and professionals. As you know, Muslims were at the forefront of all the sciences, the greatest doctors in history. Many of them were all Muslims, a lot of the modern medicine as you know, Greek medicine and then a lot of modern medicine has been taken from the Muslims.
These two one is to prescribe medicine that would actually start in the name of Allah. You're sitting in your surgery or you're there in your
chemistry in your pharmacy and someone comes to
collect some medicine startups.
In the Name of Allah, He make dua Allah cure this person, in the name of God. You know, when they used to prescribe a medicine they used to write who wish Bismillahirrahmanirrahim, who was Shafi. It is only Allah who cures, they would tell themselves, they will tell the customer, the patient, remember, this is just a means. Ultimately, cure is in the hands of Allah. Along with this means supplicate pray to Allah as well. Don't just stick with this. Because if Allah doesn't want to show you, you will not be cured. So very important that we be focused on Allah focused on our Lord and our Creator, the one who creates this external means to be a means of cure. Another very important
point point number five is that
an expert in these fields should always try to help alleviate the distress of the patient. If you're a pharmacist, that will you need to do is enjoy try to of course you can't give misinformation you know he has a cancerous you know, you're perfectly fine. You can't do that, of course. But as much as you can, as a medic as a doctor, you should try to console your patient. This is based on Islamic ethics. give glad tidings. The messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a hadith of Sunni blue merger he said either the whole term Alan Murray the final piece hula hooping, Ajit, when you enter upon a ill person, sick person when you see a sick person, tell him you don't want to live for
a long time. But you know, the problem is with our people, especially some of our cultural, some of the Asians, especially, you know, I know some of them. It's like you go to a hospital and you see someone dying. Someone's you know, my uncle had the same illness. He died in two days.
There are some brains bro
slight you have to tell it you should try even if you know it's very in a difficult situation, inshallah no problem now basata hold on Inshallah, there's a duality say, no problem. Don't worry, inshallah fernet fistula. Joven urgent, give him hope, give the patient Glad Tidings be very good in the way you treat your patient, you have a patient coming to you as a doctor, you know, he's in a very difficult situation, of course, you cheat them, and you have to tell them the facts and figures, I'm not saying you you mislead or deceive your patient, you can't do that. And it's Islamically wrong. And also, legally, it's wrong as well. But wherever you can, in terms of just
giving that sort of support that help that glad tidings and encouragement, then inshallah you'll be rewarded for doing that. And you should do that point number six, moving on swiftly, which is a very universal point and very important responsibility, which is confidentiality, as you know, and this is basically in medical ethics, you as a doctor, you can't start telling everybody, you know, that patient suffers cancer, or has a two has this or has that or this problem. I mean, you smile, it's a major, major sin, a massive sin, absolutely unlawful haram in Islam, to violate someone's privacy.
You you're working as a pharmacist and someone comes to you, and you know what condition they're in, whether they like it or not, whether you know what we whatever the situation is, you have to be absolutely confidential and you have to be very careful of not violated that person's confidentiality.
Whether it's your uncle, your granddad, your first cousin, or someone from the next mosque or someone from another group, or another sect, because from another sec, let me tell everybody,
very important men Cetara Muslim and setter, Allahu Yeoman, pm Hadith of the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him, someone who conceals and hides the faults or the illness or the sickness or the disease of another person. Allah will hide our faults in the next life. It's very, very important. There's a hadith of the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him. We say almost a showroom terminal. Someone who is consulted is given a position of
trust. He was the person who was consulted is the people only consult you if you're a doctor and a medic or a pharmacist. Right or attempt or, you know, dentist is what we call a dentist. Someone who studies the dentistry is called the dentist Yeah.
Then you don't go and tell everybody you don't want Oh, he came. He's you know his teeth.
I can't tell you the state of history and why the guy smokes or eats or drinks. Even in in a jovial or a joking way. It's haram riba it's amazingly sinful, it's, it's sinful, we have to be very, very careful. And Mr. Sharon Waterman, the one who is consulted anyone who is consulted about any private personal matter, then you have this trust between yourself and Allah and this individual. You have been given this trust, and you cannot breach that trust is actually a sign of being a hypocrite. The messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, Allah to remove fear, Ethan Earth, signs of being a hypocrite, someone's not really a believer, meaning he is a hypocrite. There's a
contradiction between his inside and outside internal and external. Three signs when he's lying is a Hadith again, when he speaks he lies way the word Acalypha, when he makes a promise, he breaches breaks that promise. And the last one way that to Mina, when he's been made when he's consulted, and he's given a trust, someone, you know, gives him something that they trust, whether it's something physical, or a secret that's given to you as a trust, and you breach and violate that trust. And this is a sign of being okay. We have been very careful, because I know some cultural Muslims, because, you know, I distinguish between Muslims, Muslims and cultural Muslims. That's another topic
anyway. But some, some of us seriously, we don't, we don't
really consider or take care of this very important Islamic responsibility of concealing and hiding anyone, whether you're American or whichever field you're in, right? I mean, someone comes and asks you about anything, you know, you have to be very careful, you have to be very careful. Some people, it just doesn't stay inside them, you know, they take their time, you know, why should I tell someone, and then you know, what happens in some of our communities. They don't want I'm only telling you make sure to tell nobody. And you know what, it's just you, you know, don't tell anybody else. That person will tell another person, I'm just telling you that it's a huge secret, but just
don't tell anybody.
Try to keep something within yourself. It's a very important quality. It's an Islamic ethical ruling to withhold information and trying try to keep things within yourself.
Right, even scholars, so many people, it's consulting Imams and scholars about the personal issues. So very important responsibility. Sometimes people when
He asked me when they call me or whatever they want to talk about issues. And they say, it's going to be confidential. And I say to them, You know what? After we finish talking, I won't even talk about this to myself.
After he told us, we finished talking, I won't even talk about this to myself. That's it, it's gone, it's finished. I won't even think about it. Unless I need to get back to you about it, then of course, I need to investigate and then get back to you with failure to write the email something. But if the discussion is complete, then I'm not even going to think about it. Next thing keeps for me, I won't even probably remember. For starters, I was a very bad memory anyway. So it's very important that we respect people's privacy. Okay. And now the last two, three points, which are very important points, which will take us to some of these medicine rulings is that points is the seventh
and eighth, we can relate it together. Point seven is that as a Muslim medic, it's your responsibility. Like in every field, you must learn about the laws of Islam relating to your field. Right? Islam is not just about it's not just a religion. It's not just about worship, as you all know, it's not about just certain rituals and worship that you do, you just pray, or you worship your God and that sits and then do whatever you want. It's not it's not just about that. Islam is about you, the way you work the way you deal with people the way it's in every area from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep. Islam is a complete way of life and it affects every step
of our life. Whatever we do, if a person is going to be a businessman, he is duty bound, obligated he has a responsibility that this businessman must learn the rules of business and trade before he goes into the market and does business many of us will think he doesn't matter Islam is just about praying you know in Ramadan comes I pray faster, have a beard and that's it. I'm almost finished. Job done. That's not what most that's just probably a percentage. Seriously, Eva dad worshipping Allah is just a quarter of the rules of Islam. You could pray all day long, and you could look like a Muslim all day long. But if you are in the marketplace doing business and earning haram then it
doesn't matter whether you eat halal food, or you study him because halal food is not just about it being halal.
It's about the income used as well if you do business, and you've gained haram income and then you even if you buy vegetables, it'd be like pork. Because your money seriously, the money is haram unlawful. So for a businessman see their home or even above one of the levers of the summer, that the Allahu Anhu the great companion. You know, when he became a Khalifa, he passed a judgment verdict. He said, Whoever does not go and learn the the rules of business and trade failure, colon swap.
He, his entrance into our marketplace is banned. He never allowed anyone to do business and trade until you don't go and take a course not not just in Economics and Business Studies, Islamic Business Studies. Then you do business. How many Muslims do business all day long. That's in the practicing Muslims, just because they've got to be in a Nazi. They look like Muslims. And they think they go to the mosque all day long. But the money is all day long is how do they know so many Muslims are like that. It's not just about praying. Likewise, doctors, you know, any field I mean, everything, even personal things like marriage. You want to marry stances, learn about the nose of
marriage and divorce before you get married. Don't just jump into the ocean, and then jump out of it after two days. None of us we just do think it's just we think it's a cultural thing. It's an Islamic thing. Take a course. Take an Islamic course on the rules and the spirit of marriage and antibody divorces while there are laws and rules of interaction. So here's what you have to learn. You have to follow up with me for rebuttal adequately Muslim seeking of knowledge, very important. What are the things that affect for example, and I'm going to end with these few issues about medicine that affects about halal and haram that you need to very, very important that you that we
need to learn about in this field. Some of the things and this is the reason why Dr. Adderbury is quite concerned. This project is very good project with that we did because this relates to our personal life Hope, Life with Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala medics, one of the points sub points is that medics have to be very careful in terms of interaction and dealing with a member of the opposite gender because, as with other faiths, as well, Zina and adultery fornication like it is prohibited in Islam it's prohibited in Christianity is prohibited in Judaism, lust is prohibited. And lust is one of the deadly sins in the Bible. If you know and Isa Jesus peace be upon him
actually said one of the I don't know anything that is more worse things than lust. It's prohibited across the board.
Right? So we know that it's absolutely haram Allah says, don't even get close to fornication don't even do the sins of the eye. I mean to see someone this is actually a
So Jesus peace be upon him. He said, that anyone who casts a lustful gaze at the member of the opposite gender is actually committing a huge crime. And this is in the Hadith as well. Now we have to be very careful because people who are in this industry, it's a slippery slope, you know, you you get to know a patient on a personal level. And maybe this concerns the men, no practitioners more than the females because females are probably not as corrupt as men.
It's just the way Allah has created men and women. It's just the nature, right? I mean, this is another topic, the disposition, the nature, like the way we have created, I mean, it's more easy for a male to fall into that kind of sinful activity than a female.
But it's very important as well, there are laws and rules like is in there's one of the law is that halwa which is considered to be which is isolation, privacy, remaining in privacy with a member of the opposite gender, regardless of whether you have
to trust yourself or not. It is unlawful in Islam, Hadith, the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him. He said a year Komodo Island is like I said, like Rajon be Emirati, la casa de Palma, shippon, a man and a woman, never they are alone in privacy in a room, except Satan is the one who enters as a third person. In other words, it's very easy to commit a sin. Now these these issues affect the doctor you have, you can have a consultation, but you have to try to avoid that premise. That being alone, the definition asked us callers and this is not the time for me to go into the details. But if you go through a course, I mean, there's there's loads, like for example,
you can be alone. And sometimes by law, you have to be alone, you can't have a third party, if you can have a third party great. But you have certain scenarios and situations where the patient wants, as we said, confidentiality, privacy, they don't want the whole world to know about their diseases and illnesses and the problem. So you can be around but ensure that the door is not, don't you know that the patient comes in, she seems interesting, go lock the door. Okay,
whether the door should be open shouldn't be locked, in other words, in any way, shape, or form. Sorry, if a third person is able to easily enter into the room or there's a window with a view into the room, anyone can see what's going on. And that itself is not considered to be privacy, it is allowed. So privacy is something that's where the door is locked or closed, and there's no way anybody can enter anytime there's no view into the room. This is these are some of the laws that we have to think about. Right? It's very important. And the doctor, the medical practitioner, the medic, the pharmacist, the dentist, whatever they need to swallow, the dentist says, Well, we're
dealing with you know, you have to be very careful. Here you have a patient. You're so you're so close to the patient, somebody who was recently received an email from I think, a sister who was asking about being up optometrist, right? I think I pronounced that right. I mean, because you have to a male
optometrist is looking closely into the eyes. You know, I mean, you have so close to your patient. There are there are ethical issues here related, whether it's allowed or not, to me, there are issues here, you'll be alone in the room, I know you be so close to them, you literally breathing on them, they are breathing on you.
Just make sure you don't have bad odor.
But seriously, it's I mean, I wear glasses. So I know how close people can get right, when they're very close. And as a patient that I lose for the patient as well. You cannot tell a female optometrist, if you have an alternative, you can't Islamically like a doctor as well as for a patient, a male has to first and foremost choose a male practitioner medic, only if you cannot reasonably find a male, or there is a male, but you're not happy. So basically, if you find a male who is happy with it reasonably, you don't have to go to the other part of the world to find a male I mean, you don't have reasonable in your locality. If you have a male then you must get treated by
the male, not a female, likewise a female, the female. These are laws of Islam, right? I mean, we know we live in times where nowadays maybe you might not even mind whether it's you know, you might not even matter whether it's male or male, because you know what I'm talking about, but this is the general. Normally it's you know, and these are the laws of Islam. And basically anyone where you feel any kind of
sinful activity, then you have to avoid that situation. So you have to remember this, you're very close.
If I have if I need to go and visit an optician, then I need to ensure that it's a male optometrist and not a female and it's not allowed. So these are some issues relating to the HELOC.
In haram, as a Muslim practitioner, you have to you have to learn about these, these issues male female interaction to finish this off of our male female interaction.
In the mid medical field, Islam generally allows male or female, if it's consultation, there's not a problem, right? I mean, you can be a female practitioner and have a male patient or a male and a female practitioner, it's not a problem, because it's just about consultation as long as you avoid the 100, right, being alone, and don't get too close for comfort. But that's allowed. But when you start cheating when you have to actually cheat, and if it's not just taking the you know, heartbeat or whatever, it's not just that you have to actually like you're you're working in the hospital, you have to start treating
parts of their body, okay? And you have to physically touch parts of the body, then it is actually better for a male to only restrict Himself to a male and a female restricting herself to a female. But generally there are exceptions because this as we said, medical needs are very important and it's very difficult. Remember one thing that you would never mean to act upon these laws, you're not going to tell someone the patient comes down so you know what guy let me just make sure you take a look to find someone of course I mean instance situations I mean, these are all feminine Tarawera Berlin when the Quran says these are necessities situations you can to save your life you can trick
even alcohol. So I'm not talking about abnormal situations, I'm talking about normal regular situations, when the treatment actually involves specifically the very private areas of the patient, then the ruling comes that only if it's not possible for a male if he has to to treat the very private areas of the female, then what he needs to instruct a female he should not be doing that. Likewise a female because private areas are very that's what they call private areas. Right so
but learn about these issues. Ebola tocado Adria This is a guide or a principle in Islam based on the Quran and Sunnah. needs and necessities make prohibitions lawful and we have another principle of the Rudra to Takada, Rubik, podria necessities and needs, they only allow things according to the need. So if the need for example, you're a male doctor, and your patient comes and she has a wound or injury here somewhere for example, then you have a there's a need for you to treat that area. And there's a need for you to touch that area and whatever, but you don't have a need to touch her here. Okay, okay. Just you know, make sure it's seated properly, you know, you can't do that because the
need is only to hear if she needs to expose medically this much of the body and you ask her to expose him to hear if she's a patient, she's covering arms. Or for example, the problem is on her thigh, or you're a medical doctor and medical you only need for her to expose a certain area part and you ask her to expose more than that, then that is actually unlawful in Islam. So these are some of the issues in terms of medicine, and I'm going to end with this point in medicine.
And we saw the presentation haram Halal medicine laws about Halal haram medicine. Now, we know Islamically that things are unlawful like we know there's no there's no difference of opinion within the Muslim ummah but alcohol being haram and unlawful everybody knows we read the verses the translation that we saw in our humble and may say well unsolvable Islam resume in our SharePoint etc. And in Hara Malik will meet our demo Allah, zero etc. Many verses of animals that are
haram we cannot consume gelatine is more or less, according to the majority is called an unlawful because especially if it's derived from pork and first of all, if you don't even know what it's from pork or not. And even if you know, and you don't know whether it's the animal was lawfully slaughtered or not. So these are issues in terms of medicine. But
the general issue of medicine is that we find Hadith of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, their Hadith like this, apparently two types of things of the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him. And this is why we find differences within the classical Islamic schools, about using medicines that have Geraghty that have alcohol that have that have unlawful substances within them, right? Like you have many scholars and majority they actually say anything haram, non permissible you cannot unless it's an extreme level of need and necessity. If it's extreme level of necessity. You're dying out of hunger, you're dying out of thirst, then the Quran tells you clearly
from a thorough well being without if you are dying in alcohol even to save your life becomes halal and prohibited in Islam. Right? But this is not a situation of necessity. It's not something where you're going to die. right you've got a medical problem. You
struggle in life, you know, the situation is not that great, but you're not going to die basically, in this case can you treat yourself and then this also applies to the one treating because anything allowed for the patient will take on the same ruling will be applied to the practitioner haram medicine if it's for a Muslim not allowed. This is a principle in Islam now yeah.
Anything haram for you to take and use on yourself, it is unlawful for you to give to others. So for a Muslim if it's unlawful to drink alcohol, the Muslim cannot even serve on salary. If it's unlawful to drink this medicine, then you can actually not prescribe that medicine or salad in your pharmacy even though you're making mega bucks right
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I'm finishing with this point and finishing with everything basically
the issue is about medicine herbal medicine.
Before I mentioned what is halal to use medicine the principle before that is what anything you can't use on yourself you cannot sell you can't even gifted you can't even give it to anyone you know that. You know you can't give to your cat if you have a cat patronized basically I love I love animals and I love cats specifically, if you have a pet and you know you can't if you have haram food, you know haram food, you can't even feed it to your cat. You can't feed pork to your cat.
Anything that is haram for you to use. You cannot give to others whether it's a human being Muslim, non Muslim, you can't say you know what your anonymous thing for you to allow you just go and drink this. You can't do that. So this is a general principle that's applied. You cannot sell those medicines in your in your pharmacy. You cannot prescribe those medicines as a doctor. Right. So we're going to do now the question is about how medicine. What is the ruling about heroin medicine, don't worry, you don't have to worry too much because there's Hadith of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallam where he said for example, I'm not talking about
the extreme situation in extreme when someone's life is in danger, then it's definitely allowed for him to use the Haram and drink alcohol or you can also give it but this is not the extreme life threatening situation. In our case, we have certain Hadith like the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him he said Fidella without a doubt will be Hara marries us medicine treat yourself do not treat yourself in Ha once he was asked about alcohol Hummer and someone said it's a medicine he said no it's not a medicine is actually an illness. Don't use that in Hola Hola, Mia, John Shiva consumer haram Alikum. Allah has not placed cure in the things that are primitive. We
have those types of Hadith, but on the same, on the other hand, these are apparently they apparently seem kind of conflicting traditions and things of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, but there's no real contradiction within them. And this is why the Scholars have Looked at collectively, the Imams are not in the scholars living today. The early Imams like the Imams of the chef at school and the humbly school and the Maliki school and the Hanafi school and the great scholars of the past OMA the great self and the great early Muslim jurists that have studied all these issues are very decent article about using haram medicine. And I mentioned all those Hadith
indicate impermissibility And there's a lot of Hadith of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him that indicate permissibility of using the halal haram medicine for to use her medicine basically. And then Hadith. Like for example, the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you know,
there's a hadith where he said, he allowed for example, or two companions, he allowed them to use soap now, as you know, for Muslim males, this hadith using harira and silk is an awful great like gold as well goes for goal is for females last year of allah sallallahu and he was set up once he came out with gold in his hand and wasn't the other hand, you know, the Hadith. But anyway, gold is prohibited for the males of this ummah. Right men don't start doing themselves you know, Waring's, right? This is for a tournament is for females. You know, there's three levels here. There's purification, purity, what we call Bahara. And then you have number two Navassa cleanliness, and
then you have to handle the adornment. Islam says, first two stages are for both men and women. Men need to remain pure, they need to have
Also they need to have purification bath he needs to speak in a state of purity with all the laws, you know. And number two is that's not just enough you need to be clean as well as a man and a woman. You need to be clean, you need to be presentable. But step number three adornment in Islam it's just for females you know, you know as a man you don't stand next to the mirror for like 20 minutes and stop putting makeup on yourself. Yeah, mental makeup on notice seriously. I mean, it's just I don't know what that is. But anyway.
So silk is haram, but this companion, he had an illness of
would you call it was basically it was pitching his body was itching a skin condition.
He had a skin condition, despite salt being an oval, the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him. He said to him use to treat yourself and there's numerous example one companion which he allowed him to make his nose out of gold, you know gold No, because you know the decay, as you know. And that's what where we take the rules of Fela and love the silver and tooth and the gold tea. And there's numerous other examples as well with a messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him like in what have you the body allowed some of the companions issuable in Albania, a worrier. He allowed some people because of an illness, drink camel urine. Seriously. He is in the hadith of
sahih al Bukhari. So because of these numerous Hadith scholars, collectively looking at evidences of the Hadith and Quran, they said, for a Muslim, if there's a genuine medical need with a with the following three conditions, it is permissible for a Muslim to use haram medicine.
It is permissible. Some scholars they just said clearly, I mean, some of the early scholars, they never allowed it full stop because they just took the other evidences, the ones like I just said, the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Verily, indeed God has not placed any cure in any of the unlovable medicine, right, somebody wants to act upon that they can act upon that is a strict ruling. Like I think some of the other schools is a strict ruling, let's say you can act upon that. But there is a leeway. And this is definitely like
it was mentioned most of the people Hanif is for example, right. And this is a Hanafi ruling as well, which is that it is permissible to use anything that's haram, whether it's alcohol, even if it has alcohol in it, even if it has gelatine, even if anything which is unlawful in Islam,
but to use that as a form of medicine becomes permissible, but with the following conditions. Right? And under these conditions, condition number one
you should reasonably know you should it should be reasonably known that this medicine will be effective. Medically it's reasonably not, you know, that this will be effective. It's not just you know, maybe maybe not, you know, it's something that's really you think it's effective ally Murphy Schieffer, and you know, that is curated reasonably, you know, number two
is, the second condition is that
it is established by a good expert, professional, and preferably will say Muslim, and the reason wise, the only reason for that is because the Muslim doctor knows the importance of halal for a Muslim, right. And if it's a non Muslim doctor, then it's fine as long as they realize and appreciate how important the halal and haram the lawful and unlawful is for a Muslim. If they are explained this aspect. And this professional, good experts, Muslim physician, Medic doctor feels that this medicine is really needed or this treatment is needed. Right,
then that's another condition for the permissibility. And the third condition, which is the most important condition.
This is the most important condition.
This condition is that there must be no alternate Halal alternative available.
And this is where you're working.
Actually, somebody was telling me a couple of days ago that there was one chef, I think, who actually had a whole list. He did some study and research and I'm going to try to get this list with all the Haram unlawful medicines and the alternatives because if there is an alternative in the market, as long as it's effective, right? It doesn't have to be equally effective, but it has to be relatively effective. So if this haram unlawful medical product or medicine or treatment
kills you in say, five days, and other one cures you kills you in about seven days that we will call this reasonably effective. If there is an alternative to the alcohol based medicine,
then it is unlawful to use that haram medicine you can't, as long as there's an alternative available and that's why we need work that takes place in this field by the scientists and the medics and the professionals and that's your job, then you actually look into alternatives and if you find alternatives, then you don't even need to talk about the unlawful medicines. And only in those cases when you don't have alternatives then you can resort to local medicines and Sharla
I'm tired so I'm just going to end here. And I think our board you as well, it looks like it so you need some interaction. It looks but before I go I want to test you.
It's your time to speak now. Points.
Okay, what is the first point?
Creating of intention? Point number two.
Create an expertise point number three.
treat everybody equally. Good. Point number four.
Keep focused on Allah. And point number five,
consoling the patient point number six. Yep, point number seven.
Learn the laws of Islam and then that I discussed in detail with some of the laws of Islam and inshallah we end with this we pray Allah grant us ability to affect or benefit is from what we've learned, and enable us to learn that which benefits us we pray of our guidance from this life and make us God fearing practicing Muslims and Sharla. Holy How the West for Allah wa sallahu wa salam ala Sayidina Muhammad it was
to question just very briefly,
time is shortened.
Problem is with answering questions sometimes.
Answering the question, briefly is more harmful than,
you know, answering it. So that's why it's better sometimes not to answer a question. If you're if I'm going to answer it. Very briefly. Some questions require lengthy explanation. So that's why I've just chosen those that I can answer briefly Chava.
Someone's asked and a few people have asked about contraceptives and contraception in Islam.
For those of you who don't know, actually, I have a book which I wrote a few years ago, I have a book called birth control and abortion in Islam. It's based on all the four schools based on basically Of course, Quran and Sunnah. And then the Hanafi. Maliki Shafi humbly school. It's a very well known market, you can bite it's very detailed talks about birth control in detail, and it talks about abortion and the laws of abortion in Islam.
So Inshallah, if you can, but the crux of the matter there is that contraception is to an extent, permissible in Islam, practicing contraception, and therefore, unless there's an Islamic reason, right, so there is permissibility especially if it's health reasons, then it's definitely permissible. So for pharmacists, for example, you don't need to start investigating you don't say okay, okay, you tell me are you married or not? Well, when are you going to use this box off?
How are you can use it I in a haram relationship or Halal relationship or you married? You don't have to ask all that it's found isn't? It's you know, it's not doesn't say you have to go investigate. If you know for sure, like anything that has a dual usage, you have a shot that you sell a knife, you're gonna start asking, Are you going to go and cut a banana or an apple are going to stab someone? Tell me, right? So if he goes and uses that, that knife in unlawful way the sin is on that person, right? So if there's an li, husband wife, halal relationship, there is a legal lawful usage of a contraceptive method. Hence, the practice, a pharmacist can as well. Normally,
when asked about emergency contraception, that does have a slightly different implication. Because emergency contraception is really not allowed Islamically it's actually considered to be I mean, I don't have the time to go into the details, but an early type of abortion, because you see, there's a whole debate in Islam, about when is a woman considered to be pregnant, and even the Christians have this ethical discussion.
I once gave a lecture with a Christian expert, and he was telling me the same thing. When is a woman considered to be pregnant? Is it after the sperm fertilizes the egg? Or is it after the
Egg, which is fertilized, goes and plant itself in the womb, right? Because this contraceptive method can prevent pre pregnancy even after the egg has been fertilized Islamically. Most scholars have this opinion that pregnancy occurs
when fertilization takes place, and therefore, any contraceptive method, which in the main, mostly in the main, you have to remember this clause in the main most of the time, it prevents pregnancy after fertilization, and that is like, it's like a very, very early 30 type of abortion. And that's why it's not allowed to use that unless there's a health need, here for health needs, it becomes even abortion to an extent before 120 days due to a genuine medical health need. So for example, if it's just a fertilized egg, then you need a smaller, lesser degree of health need. If it's after, you know, slightly after a week of pregnancy, then you need a greater deal of medical, physical
problem health need, if it's about one month pregnancy, you need a bit more of a reason, two months, three months, but when it goes to four months, and any heavy medical need will not justify abortion. So therefore, you have to be very careful. So we'll imagine this conception, as you know, like, if the patient comes in, they may actually be a medical need, because of which they might want to use that.
Then there is
permissibility, there is a dispensation to sell that as well. But if you think that most people won't be using it, and you see all these times, in all these occasions, you have to start you have to ask your own heart sometimes, you know, sometimes, this is a young 1718 year old teenager just coming from contraception. You know, it's definitely, mostly it's for haram, you know, it's Friday night, as a party night, Saturday night, you know why they're taking this, whatever they're taking. So you have, you can avoid sending it to that person. So sometimes you need to just be
you need to be careful and just consider the situation.
In the UK, I think this is maybe
related to this. Look, the UK laws dictate that you serve your customers or your customers yet in the pharmacy, and you are required by law to dispense haram medicine. Yeah, this is very important. Good question. Now, I don't know exactly what the law law says. But this applies to me in law, we have a lot of medics who have discussed this that about abortion.
Can you by law and Avastin? I have a lot of doctors, good friends. I mean, I work with them quite closely. Who said referral? For example? I mean, I did I wrote an article in section in my book as well about referring
within law, learn about the law. Yeah, this we can act, we can add this in the points in the lecture, learn about the laws of the country as well. Because Islam does allow something you're enforced by law, you're enforced by law, and Islam allows you to it's a situation of compulsion, and you can't really do anything about it, right? Like, for example, you know, a car insurance is haram Islamically. But because it's a law of the country, you have to So scholars permitted, because of absolute necessity, so learn about the laws as well.
And if you are doing something which the law does not require, you does not force you to do it. And you think it's a law, like for example, the law actually allows you as a Muslim medical surgeon, that you know, what, if you have a patient, you can refer them to somebody else. Say, You know what, based on my religion, I cannot carry out this procedure, I cannot do abortion, right, and you can as long as you refer them, and then sometimes
you don't even have to explicitly refer them, you can say, okay, you know what, I'll give you the address of this, whatever company or this and you go there and they'll carry out the abortion. You don't have to do that legally, as far as I know, if we don't have to do that legally, that Islamically is haram if you do that. The bare minimum what the law says you have to do the absolute bare minimum, if the law tells you that you the only thing that's required from you is to implicitly refer the patient to someone else say, Look, you know what, I don't do it, but you may go there that you might, you know, then you have to just stick to the bare minimum to say what I'm saying. So
that's why you have to learn about these issues as well with the medicine as well.
Someone and a few people who want to talk with you want to know about smoking, etc. But I mean, there's no time because as you know, of course it's definitely it's, it's wrong, it's sinful. Most scholars have the opinion that is haram. Right? Most scholars, and other states prohibitively disliked Muslim
minorities says it's somewhat disliked majority do say I mean now more and more even those who actually previously not considering it to be haram. They actually more and more people actually