Contagious Disease And Safety Of The Family

If one is infected with a contagious disease that doesn't have a cure. Is he allowed to still live with his family or does he have to relocate or something. And his family cannot be aware of his medical situation because he is sure it will cause more problems rather than resolving any.

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Using Illegitimate Means To Treat A Disease

To save one’s life one is allowed to tell a lie, drink/eat forbidden foods & so on. It appears to be that one can use any recourse whether allowed or not to save one’s life.

Following the same premise, if one is suffering from a disease which is not curable from all the normal medical treatments that exist then can such a person go to someone who claim to treat successfully all such diseases through some untraditional approach which could be un-Islamic?

To quote a practical example, one of my friend is suffering from some sort of brain disorder which significantly curbs his thinking capability & could not be successfully traced & treated by allopaths, homeopaths, hakims etc. for the last 15 years. He has shown to almost all doctors and psychiatrics but in vain. He has come to know of an individual who diagnosed magic spell on him. The person offering treatment has a long history of treating such diseases. Is it allowed for my friend to ignore the methods of treatments and just take the prescribed treatments following the premise mentioned above? The friend is almost sure that he will be cured of his problem after this treatment based on his research as to the authenticity of that person. It should be noted that the person claims to have some powers through which he treats his patients. Is such a treatment Islamic? If not, then can my friend approach him for his treatment? If he should not approach because the treatment is un-Islamic then why the premise mentioned above will not apply here?

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Aḥadīth About Contagious Diseases

Has anything been reported from the Holy Prophet (sws) regarding contagious diseases? I have come to know that the Holy Prophet (sws) said that a person living in an infected area should not leave it. A person dying of contagious disease enjoys the death of a martyr. What do you say about the soundness of this narrative? Please explain with the help of other narratives.

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Brain Death

Can brain death be used as a criterion for death?

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Doing Good In The Hands Of Death

There are some life threatening diseases about which, doctors predict the possible time of death with 99% accuracy. It is because the disease is very dangerous and there is no treatment. Common examples are cancers which already spread to all body (metastasis) or full blown AIDS etc. Doctors usually advise the patient to accept it and to do all things what they want to do for their children or themselves before death. In such cases how a Muslim should react?


1)Can he/she still believe that a miracle could happen? I saw many cases in which usually patient died within the time period (more or less) given especially in metastasis cancers.
2)If he/she accepts that he/she soon going to die, according to latest science research,. and tries to arrange something for his kids or family before dying would it be sin?
3)Would it mean "NOT TRUSTING GOD IN SAVING HIS/HER LIFE"?
4)If he/she would become good Muslim in practice after knowing about his short life Allah would accept his/her good (deeds) after knowing that he/she is soon going to die?
5)What is the best du’a (prayer) he should make during this time?
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Are Those Dying Of Epidemic Shaheed?

My wife died due to CA Ovary. I have read in the Sahih of Bukhari that if a patient dies due to abdomen problem he is "Shaheed". Can you please put some light on this?

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Fasting For The Senile

We seek your guidance for the following situation.

My wife, 67 years old, had a coronary by-pass a few years back and now recently has been diagnosed possibility of clot in her legs. Besides she is weak as well.
I have survived colon cancer recently. Our physicians are non-Muslims so we cannot discuss the fasting with them. We intend to skip fasting this year and as compensation send money to Pakistan for giving it to the needy there. Kindly advise what will be the amount for each of us. I am 78 years old.
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