Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Islamic Perspectives on Prayers and Coping with Sickness

I saw this book on my daughter's shelf and grabbed it. I've been having medical issues which are still not properly diagnosed and therefore not treated so I continue to experience symptoms. On the back of the book in the description it says : This valuable book is all about ibadaat (prayers), under stressful conditions of the sick, and seeking healing from the One who heals. 

Many topics are covered in this book concerning following the pillars of Islam while sick or in the hospital or both, ayats and duas, questions about different health conditions, questions about different cures and surgeries, halal and haram etc.

This book was published by ISNA in 2002. Insha Allah it can purchased from their bookstore. Anyone sick or dealing with the sick should have a copy of this book.

The author is Amjad R. M. Syed.

Amjad R. M. Syed has a B.Sc. (Agriculture) and an R.T. (Clinical Chemistry).  He migrated to Canada from Bangalore India in 1965.  He worked as a Medical Technologist at Sunnybrook Hospital Toronto for 30 years. After participating at the Dundas St mosque, he was a founding member of the Islamic Foundation.  He has pioneered Muslim volunteer work at Toronto’s hospitals, being the Founding Coordinator, Hospital Patients Visiting Service & Chair, Funeral Committee for Islamic Society of North America – Canada.  He developed a language program for non-English speaking patients in 26 world languages at Trillium Hospital.  He has received numerous awards, including the Community Service Awards from the Islamic Society of North America and the Canadian Islamic Congress; the Hajj trip award by Muslim World League in Canada and the President’s Gold Leaf Award by Trillium Health Centre Mississauga.  He is the author of Islamic Perspectives on Prayers and Coping with Sickness, published by ISNA Canada, 2002.
Amjad is married and has three children.


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