Medicine of the Prophet

The Ibn Sina Institute of Tibb has joined hands with ITV Networks to produce the show 'Medicine of the Prophet (Tibb Al-Nabawi) - guiding viewers through the concepts and wisdom of Prophetic Medicine. These 20 weekly episodes will enlighten and empower all who seek to learn more about health.

The show aims to educate viewers on the philosophical principles and practical applications of healthcare from the Tibb/Greek medicine perspective. Topics range from the central concepts through the treatment of disease, providing practical guidelines on healthy lifestyle with respect to diet, breathing, exercises, sleep patterns, managing emotions as well as the effective eliminations of toxins. Viewers will be informed on how to take care of themselves based on their uniqueness and by taking a few simple, practical steps to promote their well-being. Practical advice is given on the various topics, enabling viewers to participate actively with the concepts and ideas.

Professor Rashid Bhikha, Chairman of the Institute, is the anchor on the show, providing his expertise alongside other guest speakers. The Institute is involved in all aspects of producing the show, from set design to script writing. Various individuals at the Institute and its affiliates contribute their invaluable expertise on a wide range of topics.

ITV Networks is broadcast on DSTV channel 347. Each episode premiers on Tuesdays at 09:00pm, with repeats on Wednesdays at 2:00pm and Saturdays at 9:00am of the same week.


 

Episode 1 - Introduction to Tibb al-Nabawi

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This episode is an introduction to Prophetic medicine, and it's importance in staying healthy and leading a meaningful life.


 

Episode 2 - Pursuit to good health - Faith in Allah (SWT)’s decree.

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This episode highlights the importance of pursuing good health, but accepting the decree of Allah (SWT) with gratitude and patience.


 

Episode 3 - Types of Illnesses.

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This episode discusses illnesses of the body and the soul, with emphasis that prevention of illnesses of the soul (which is eternal), is more important than illnesses of the body.


 

Episode 4 - Healing comes from Allah (Physis)

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This episode introduces the concept of "physis" - the bodies self healing mechanism, which is ultimately controlled by Allah (SWT).


 

Episode 5 - Temperament uniqueness of the individual

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This episode introduces the views to the concept of temperament - the uniqueness of an individual, highlighting that each of us is different.


 

Episode 6 - Principles of health promotion and treatment

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This episode introduces the prophetic principle of health promotion and treatment, taking into account each person's unique temperament as well as each person's unique balance of humours (body fluids).


Episode 7 - Lifestyle Factors

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This episode introduces the viewers to the concept of "pepsis" (or digestion) of the Six Lifestyle Factors in health promotion and in the treatment of illness conditions.


Episode 8 - Environment and Breathing

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This episode discusses "Air, Seasons and Breathing in Health Promotion" and its impact in maintaining good health.


Episode 9 - Food and Drink

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This episode discusses "Food and Drink", its role in maintaining health as well as dietary advice according to individual temperament.


Episode 10 - Physical Exercise and Rest

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This episode discusses the influence of "Physical Exercise and Rest" in health promotion and illness management.


Episode 11 - Sleep and Wakefulness

Tibb al-Nabawi - Medicine of the Prophet.

This episode discusses the influence of "Sleep and Wakefulness" in health promotion and illness management.


Episode 12 - Emotions and Feelings

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This episode discusses the influence of "Emotions and Feelings" in health promotion and illness management.


Episode 13 - Eliminations of Toxins

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This episode discusses the influence of elimination of toxins in health promotion and illness management.


Episode 14 - Cupping

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This episode provides insights into the art of cupping - as a Sunnah in health promotion and also as an established scientifically proven treatment option.


Episode 15 - Fasting / Dietary Adjustment in Treatment

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This episode provides information on the spiritual and physical benefits of fasting, as well as the importance of dietary adjustment during treatment.


Episode 16 - Healthy Practices of Prophetic Medicine

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This episode discusses some healthy practices of prophetic medicine including ablution (wuzu), obligatory washing and bathing, head massage etc, in the maintenance of good health.


Episode 17 - Medication

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This episode provides information on both conventional (allopathic) and natural medicine with respect to its history, pharmacological activity and safety.


Episode 18 - Ethics within the Context of Prophetic Medicine

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This episode discusses ethics within the context of prophetic medicine and in relation to current conventional medicine.


Episode 19 - Afflictions from the Unseen (Ghaib)

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This episode provides insights into the world of the unseen - Jinn, witchcraft (sihr) and the evil eye within the context of prophetic medicine


Episode 20 - Spiritual Healing

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This episode discusses the role of spiritual healing with respect to physical health and more importantly ensuring a healthy soul.