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The Oath of the Doctor

 

I swear by God…The Great

To regard God in carrying out my profession.

To protect human life in all stages and under all circumstances, doing my utmost to rescue it from death, malady, pain and anxiety..

To keep peoples' dignity, cover their privacies and lock up their secrets…

To be, all the way, an instrument of God's mercy, extending my medical care to near and far, virtuous and sinner and friend and enemy…

To strive in pursuit of knowledge and harnessing it for the benefit but no the harm of Mankind…

To rever my teacher, teach my junior, and be brother to members of the Medical Profession joined in piety and charity…

To live my Faith in private and in public, avoiding whatever blemishes me in the eyes of God, His apostle and my fellow Faithful.

And may God be witness to this Oath.

Source: First International Conference on Islamic Medicine, Kuwait 1981.