This week is the blessed week of the birth of the “Leader of all the women of the worlds”, Sayyida Fatima Zahra (AS), Sayyidati Nisa al Alamin. Her birth is commemorated every year on the 20th of the Islamic month Jamadi Ath-Thani. Unanimous amongst reciters of ahadith is the fact that the Holy Prophet (SAW) had an immense attachment to and love for Sayyida Fatima (AS) and that she was referred to by him as Umm Abiha, or the mother of her father, emphasising this love.
Muslims turn to the Quran and hadith for guidance in all areas of life, including health and medical matters. As collected in the ahadith, the Prophet Muhammad SAW once said that "Allah SWT did not create a disease for which he did not also create a cure." This has led to the development of what is known today as Islamic Medicine, which includes prescriptions regarding health from the Prophet SAW himself but more often, cures derived by world renowned Muslim physicians that have approached the science of medicine from a holistic perspective based on earlier guiding Islamic principles.
Since it’s inception, Islam has prioritized a holistic approach to health. The protection of faith, property, life, progeny and mind are core principals in Islam, the latter three of which cannot be adequately observed without the diligent protection and preservation of health.