Scientific Analysis of Islamic Hadith on Hair Health and its Care

HosiniKarnami, Seyed Hosein and Darabinia, Mortez (2019) Scientific Analysis of Islamic Hadith on Hair Health and its Care. Journal of Religion and Health, 6 (2). pp. 73-81.

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One of the medical teachings in Islamic texts is hair care guide. The Islamic scholars and jurisprudents devoted some chapters of their books to the hair and skin disorders followed by treatments. This study presents six important strategies which are of significant importance concerning skin and hair care. The purpose of this study was to identify the dimensions of hair care guidelines and interpretation of Islamic strategies in this regard with an emphasis on medical narrative and concurrent adaption to medical sciences. The present study was conducted base on a documentary and conceptual analysis design. In this regard, hadiths concerning hair care were extracted from authentic books of hadith, such as al-Kafi, Wasa'il-al-Shi'a, Mustadrak al- Wasa'il. Subsequently, weak narratives and reliable narrations were eliminated and identified, respectively. To this end, the dimensions and different aspects of health care were analyzed. According to the results obtained from findings on medical hadiths, there are correlations between different aspects of hair care, such as cleaning, taking showers, dressing, shortening the hair, and brushing and general health direction and spiritual interventions. Islamic approaches to health care can be effective in skin and hair treatments leading to the reduction of medical expenses and the promotion of general health.  

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Care, Head hair, Health, Islamic narrations
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Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2019 10:57
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2019 10:57

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