Can Muslim Physicians Also Continue the Healing Ministry of Jesus?


In the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.With the Name of Allah, the extremely Merciful at this very moment, and the extremely Merciful at all times.

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“[The Day] when Allah will say, “O Jesus, Son of Mary, remember My favor upon you and upon your mother when I supported you with the Pure Spirit and you spoke to the people in the cradle and in maturity; and [remember] when I taught you writing and wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel; and when you designed from clay [what was] like the form of a bird with My permission, then you breathed into it, and it became a bird with My permission; and you healed the blind and the leper with My permission; and when you brought forth the dead with My permission; and when I restrained the Children of Israel from [killing] you when you came to them with clear proofs and those who disbelieved among them said, “This is not but obvious magic.” (Surah Maidah 5 v. 110)

 

I once noticed a sign in my 3rd year of medical school while rotating at an Adventist Hospital that claimed the hospital’s aim was to “continue the healing ministry of Jesus.”  At first, I treated it with a mild neglect:  Am I really supposed to believe a hospital functions as an outlet on propagating the message of Jesus?  As I continued through the night however, I could not shake the sign or its meaning from my head, and the inevitable question raced through my mind:

“Can physicians really continue the healing ministry of Jesus?”

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