An Introduction to
Islamic Medicine

By M. Salim Khan

About The Book

This is the first systematic study of Islamic Medicine by a practising Hakim to be published in the English language and is, with minor revisions, the 5th edition of the book, which was originally published in 1986. The discipline of Islamic Medicine is based on the four-element paradigm which offers a completely consistent cosmology, physics, physiology, psychology, and diagnostic and therapeutic science. This book introduces the reader to Tibb as a holistic paradigm of health. It explains the history and philosophy of Islamic Medicine, as well as its psychological and physiological concepts. The book discusses Tibb’s theory of causes, diagnostic methods and offerings for preventative healthcare.​

Herbalist Salim Khan

Herbalist Salim Khan has practised Tibb [Whole-Person Healthcare & Medicine] since 1978. His teachers and inspirations in Tibb include Shabeer Husain Sahib (ra), Moulana Nisaar Ahmed (ra) and Hakim Nabi Khan Sahib (ra). 

Salim Khan trained in herbal medicine and osteopathy with the ‘General Council and Register of Consultant Medical Herbalists’ (now IRCH). He studied iridology and nutrition with Dr. B. C. Jensen and Farida Sharan. Thereafter, he taught nutrition and iridology at the ‘School of Iridology and Wholistic Healing’, Cambridge, England.

Salim Khan has the privilege of being the president of ‘International Register for Consultant Medical Herbalists’ (IRCH), ‘Guild of Naturopathic Iridologists International’ (GNI) and ‘The Guild of Unani Tibb’ (TGU). He is also a trustee of the World Unani Foundation (WUF).

In addition, Salim Khan is also the director of ‘Mohsin Health’, and the principal of ‘College of Medicine and Healing Arts’ – or CoMHA, (both based in Leicester, UK).

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