Taking advice from a hakeem or physician when using treatments prescribed in the Hadith

Q: Are treatments of various diseases mentioned in hadiths part of wahi? Should we do them or go to a hakeem who has expertise in this field? The Hakeem tells other procedures with the same thing like in hadith cure for pneumonia is mentioned with qustul hind and hakeem also tells a procedure with qustul hind but a different method not the same method told by the prophet.

A: These treatments are subject to the individual's temperament, climatic conditions, time of the year and age of the person and his level of endurance. Hence, it is advisable that you take the advice of an experienced hakeem or physician.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)