Imam with divine insight, sublime ethical value open new avenues for medics

Imam with divine insight, sublime ethical value open new avenues for medics

Imam’s viewpoint on different aspects of doctor-patient relationship and its spiritual aspect reveals yet another hidden characteristic of his multidimensional personality and his compassionate spirit.

 Imam Khomeini views on various aspects of medical ethics present a dynamic approach in this field. Imam with his divine insight, sublime ethical values and taqwa, opens new avenues for the doctors, nurses and other health care professionals in caring for the patients and performing their duties towards God, their own profession, their fellow human beings, their religion and their country.

In essence, Imam views the medical profession as an invaluable means to worship God and serve creatures of God.

According to Imam, seeking divine pleasure should be the primary aim of physicians and nurses caring for the patients and providing other services.

 It is hoped that the views of Imam Khomeini will serve as guiding light for the physicians, nurses and health care professionals in fulfilling their responsibilities and their success in this world and hereafter.

Imam once said in this regard as following:  

“I must thank medical staff and inform them that God the Almighty has a very lofty station for those who fight and struggle in His path.” (Sahifeh-ye Imam, Vol. 2, P. 239) 

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has recently agreed to a proposal to consider as “martyrs” medical personnel who have lost their lives in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, which has one of the highest numbers of infections outside China.

As of Tuesday, 291 deaths have been confirmed from the virus. A total of 8,042 infections have been diagnosed. And 2,731 patients have recovered.

Most of the infections have been reported in the provinces of Tehran, Mazandaran, Isfahan, Rasht and Qom, where the virus was first found. 

Meanwhile, Dr Mohsen Reza Haydari MD PhD from Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences has written an article under title of “Medical Ethics in the views of Imam Khomeini” which expects medical workers and nurses to seek divine pleasure while carrying out their duties.

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