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THE OATH OF A MUSLIM PHYSICIAN

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Praise be to Allah, the Sustainer of His Creation, the All-Knowing

Glory be to him, the Eternal, the All-Pervading

O Allah, Thou art the only Healer,

I serve none but Thee, and , as the instrument of

Thy Will, I commit myself to Thee

I render this Oath in Thy Holy Name and I undertake:

To be the instrument of Thy Will and Mercy, and in all humbleness, to exercise justice, love and compassion for all Thy Creation; To extend my hand of service to one and all, to the rich and to the poor, to friend and foe alike, regardless of race, religion or colour; To hold human life as precious and sacred, and to protect and honour it at all times and under all circumstances in accordance with Thy Law; To do my utmost to alleviate pain and misery, and to comfort and counsel human beings in sickness and in anxiety; To respect the confidence and guard the secrets of all my patients; To maintain the dignity of health care, and to honour the teachers, students and members of my profession; To strive in the pursuit of knowledge in Thy name for the benefit of mankind, and to uphold human honour and dignity; To acquire the courage to admit my mistakes, mend my ways and to forgive the wrongs of others; To be ever-conscious of my duty to Allah and His Messenger (S.A.W.) and to follow the precepts of Islam in private and in public.

O Allah grant me the strength, patience and dedication to adhere to this Oath at all times.

Source: World Conference of Islamic Medical Associations, Kuwait 1981