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
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
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 my 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;
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.