Understanding Muhammad book. Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Understanding Muhammad is a psychobiography of Allah's. Many of you kept asking for a free copy of my book and I sent you the older Ali Sina is the author of Understanding Muhammad and Muslims. IdentifierUnderstandingMuhammadAliSina. Identifier-arkark://t7jq7kk9k. OcrABBYY FineReader (Extended OCR). Ppi
|Language:||English, Spanish, German|
|ePub File Size:||30.85 MB|
|PDF File Size:||12.19 MB|
|Distribution:||Free* [*Sign up for free]|
Understanding Muhammad: A Psychobiography of Allah's prophet [Ali Sina] on Understanding Muhammad and Muslims and millions of other books are. Understanding Muhammad and Muslims [Ali Sina] on musicmarkup.info *FREE* shipping on "This is a daring, delightful, and transformative book." ―Arianna. Ali Sina is an Iranian-born Canadian activist and critic of Islam, who refers to himself as an His latest book is titled, Understanding Muhammad: A Psychobiography of Allah's Prophet. In it, Sina suggests that Muhammad suffered from a series.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book.
By the time he was 10 years old he had learned the Koran as well as Arabic grammar and literature. By the age of 16 he had mastered not only natural science and rudimentary metaphysics but also medical theory. He was not satisfied with merely a theoretical understanding of medicine so he began to treat the sick.
He knew enough about medicine to treat the ailing Samanid ruler Nuh Ibn Mansur. The successful treatment gained Avicenna access to the rich library of that prince. Abu Ali Sina was one of the main interpreters of Aristotle and was the author of almost books on science, religion and philosophy.
The first is a philosophical encyclopedia based on Aristotelian tradition and the second is the most famous single book in the history of medicine. His medical system was long the standard in Europe and the Middle East. Avicenna died in in Hamadan, Iran. Designed by: Mina Comailian Afnan, Soheil. Avicenna, His Life and Works. London: G.
Avicenna repeats the statement that when palpitation becomes acute it may lead to fainting and when the latter becomes acute and constant it may cause death. This idea was in anticipation of the word-association test attributed to Carl Jung. He noticed the changes in patient's pulse and decided that the patient was in love with a girl whose home Avicenna was able to locate by the examination of patient's pulse. Such a description is most likely the first mention of carotid sinus hypersensitivity and vasovagal syncope.
He noted that such patients are generally fatigued, and have excessive yawning, muscle strain, and flushing. Yawning can be one of the first manifestations of the vasovagal reflex. However, he states that localized accumulation of abnormal humors in vessels or other spaces may result in obstruction.
Generalized accumulation may fill vessels or spaces and constrict them without any obstruction. Avicenna says that the worst obstruction is the obstruction of arteries of chief organs: Heart, brain, and liver.
He has suggested that this may result in injury to the vital faculties, and may be due to excessive eating and drinking. According to his viewpoint, if exercise is used correctly, intermediately and in an appropriate time, it can prevent physical illnesses as well as diseases.
He states that the preservation of our health is by proper diet that is moderate in quantity and quality. Residual amount from every digestion is left over in the body. By repetition of this cycle, there is an accumulation of waste that is harmful to the body from several aspects.
This book is a separate and independent work which is medico-philosophical in character. Owing to its wide acceptance and importance, this treatise was translated to Latin in the early 14th century by Arnaldo de Villanova d.
Moreover he has described the effects of some psychological diseases like depression, stress, and anxiety on cardiovascular function. It is necessary that he should have faith in the success of his course of treatment. In the second chapter, he described simple and compound drug remedies of heart diseases, but before that, he divided the drugs into several categories. These categories consist of stimulants, diuretics, and cooling agents.
In this book, 83 simple and 17 compound drugs in the form of electuaries, crushed medicaments, pills, tonic and syrups derived from the vegetable, mineral and animal kingdoms are discussed explaining how they act on the heart. Furthermore, he described the dosage and strength of each drug and application techniques.
Although the terminology employed by Avicenna is basically Greco-Arab, the concept has been presented very lucidly.
It is recently demonstrated that this drug possessed calcium channel blocking activity. What actually strikes the reader of this section of the Canon is the absence of a discussion of chest pain which may have been quite common in the days of Avicenna.
He mentioned it only once and did not discuss it at all as a heart disease. In the Canon as well as in the book of cardiac drugs he puts forward the traditional statement about the anatomy and physiology of the heart and the circulation of blood based mainly on the writings of Galen. He ignored the pulmonary circulation, which was later described by an Arab physician, Ibn al-Nafis, in the 13th century AD. Yet, it should be remembered that the Canon of Avicenna was written in early 11th century and it should be reviewed in the light of the state of knowledge concerning heart diseases and their treatment attained at that time.
Research today has the advantage of highly sophisticated instruments which were not available to Avicenna years ago. That he wrote this section of the Canon in such detail and compiled a separate treatise on heart drugs are enough to prove that he had a clear understanding of the fatal character of heart diseases.
He was an astute scientific observer and medical practitioner. Footnotes Conflict of Interest: None declared.
HRH Prince of Wales. Majeed A. How Islam changed medicine. Mohamed WM.
Urquhart J. How Islam changed medicine: Ibn Sina Avicenna saw medicine and surgery as one. Goodman LE. London: Routledge; Ibn Sina AA. Beirut: Dar Alkotob Alelmiah; Martin MA. In: The genius of Arab civilization.
Hayes JR, editor. London: Eurabia Publishing; Celik T. Time to remember Avicenna for his contribution to pulsology. Int J Cardiol.
Avicenna: Messages from a great pioneer of ancient medicine for modern cardiology. Syed IB. Islamic medicine: years ahead of its times. J Islamic Med Assoc. Vasovagal syncope in the Canon of Avicenna: The first mention of carotid artery hypersensitivity. Cronin TG.