The Oath of a Muslim Physician
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Praise be to Allah, the Sustainer of His Creation, the All-Knowing
Glory be to him, the Eternal, the All-Pervading
O Allah, Thou art the only Healer,
I serve none but Thee, and, as the instrument of
Thy Will, I commit myself to Thee
I render this Oath in Thy Holy Name and I undertake :
To be the instrument of Thy Will and Mercy,
and, in all humbleness, to exercise justice,
love and compassion for all Thy Creation;
To extend my hand of service to one and all,
to the rich and to the poor, to friend and foe alike, regardless of race, religion or colour;
To hold human life as precious and sacred, and
to protect and honour it at all times and under all circumstances
in accordance with Thy Law;
To do my utmost to alleviate pain and misery,
and to comfort and counsel human beings in sickness and in anxiety;
To respect the confidence and guard the secrets of all patients;
To maintain the dignity of health care,
and to honour the teachers, students, and members of my profession;
To strive in the pursuit of knowledge in Thy name for the benefit of mankind,
and to uphold human honour and dignity;
To acquire the courage to admit my mistakes,
mend my ways and to forgive the wrongs of others;
To be ever-conscious of my duty to Allah and His Messenger (S.A.W),
and to follow the precepts of Islam in private and in public.
O Allah, grant me the strength, patience and dedication to adhere to this Oath at all times.
Source : World Conference of Islamic Medical Associations, Kuwait, 1981
The Oath of the Muslim Doctor
I swear by God……..The Great
To regard God in carrying out my profession
To protect human life in all stages and under all circumstances,
doing my utmost to rescue it from death, malady, pain and anxiety..
To keep peoples’ dignity, cover their privacies and lock up their secrets..
To be, all the way, an instrument of God’s mercy,
extending my medical care to near and far, virtuous and sinner and friend and enemy..
To strive in the pursuit of knowledge and harnessing it
for the benefit but not the harm of Mankind..
To revere my teacher, teach my junior, and be a brother to members of the Medical Profession
joined in piety and charity..
To live my Faith in private and in public,
avoiding whatever blemishes me,
in the eyes of God, His apostle and my fellow Faithful.
And may God be witness to this Oath.
Source : First International Conference of Islamic Medicine, Kuwait, 1981