Public health: An Islamic perspective

  • Raudah Mohd Yunus
Keywords: Religion and health, Islam and science, public health, Islamic perspective, social justice and health


This article discusses the relevance of Islamic teachings and principles to the subject of public health. Far from the mistaken notion that Islam is a great impediment to science and human progress, the author argues that the ideas and worldview promoted by Islam – through the two main sources – are scientifically sound and compatible with the foundations of public health. Few topics of contemporary public health discourse are selected and elaborated from an Islamic perspective.

How to Cite
Mohd Yunus, R. (2018). Public health: An Islamic perspective. International Journal of Islamic Thoughts (IJITs), 6(2). Retrieved from