Al-Tibb: healing traditions in Islamic medical manuscripts

(22 February 2018)  Medicine in Islam carries a history of enquiry, innovation and change. Through and through, the search for knowledge occupies an esteemed place in the Islamic worldview.

Al-Tibb: Healing Traditions in Islamic Medical Manuscripts attempts to make manifest this journey of discovery and accomplishments. A selection of manuscripts, along with accompanying objects, seeks to bring into life the intellectual impulse of the scholars of the past. In gauging the breadth of the subject, the discourse navigates across several areas, namely: Prophetic medicine, the translation movement, pharmacy and dietetics, bimaristan, anatomy, Malay medicine, and traditional medicine. ‘Every disease has a cure’, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) once said; and the search for healing in Islamic traditions has covered many milestones ever since.

The exhibition will be opened to the public from 19th March 2018 to 31st December 2018 at the Special Gallery 2 at the Islamic Arts Museum, Kuala Lumpur.

The full announcement is here.