Care of the Muslim Patient. Rebecca Minor, Aida Mansoor, Ann Minor November 19, 2013 The Connecticut Charter Oak Chapter of HPNA Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association. Rebecca Minor. Special Education teacher in Farmington Born in Bristol UConn RA Converted to Islam 5 years ago MCCT
Rebecca Minor, Aida Mansoor, Ann Minor
November 19, 2013
The Connecticut Charter Oak Chapter of HPNA
Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association
have never met a Muslim
The chances of caring for a Muslim in the hospital are increasing.
The word of God revealed through the angel Gabriel to the prophet Muhamad (pbuh). It was revealed over a period of 23 years.
Today,1400 years later, it remains unchanged, still in its original Arabic language.
Words and traditions of the prophet Muhamad
(pbuh)~ peace and blessings be upon him
“The merciful bestows mercy to those who are merciful. Therefore show mercy to those on earth and the One in heaven will show mercy on you.”
Peace Be Unto You
Wa Alaikum Assalam
And Upon You Be Peace
A place where Muslims worship God.
Islamic call to worship recited by the muezzin
at prescribed times of the day.
Muslims have 2 festivals:
The word for God in
Arabic is Allah.
Christians and Jews living in Arabic speaking countries also use the word Allah when referring to God.
In Islam, Gabriel is considered one of the four archangels whom God sent with his divine message to various prophets, including the last prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
A prophet in Islam is a male human, from the sons of Adam; who received revelation from God in the form of Divine instructions.
Taurah Moses Hebrew
Injeel Jesus Aramaic
6. Good vs. Bad
7. Life after Death
Paradise or Hell
“La ilahail Allah, Muhammad-ur-Rasool-Allah”
Fasting helps to purify the soul, refocus attention on God, and practice self-sacrifice.
The Muslim population in the U.S. is very diverse.
Cultural background may influence the way they respond to illness and other life crises.
During illness, Muslims are expected to:
Patients, especially those who are terminally ill, are encouraged by family members to recite the Shahadah as it reaffirms ones connection with God.
The Qur’an emphasizes that death is only a transition from this existence to a future life.
The prophet Muhammad taught that maintaining a healthy body is an individual’s duty.
“Taking proper care of one’s health is the right of the body.”
The sayings of the Prophet encourage patients to seek proper treatments in the time of illness:
“Modesty and faith are joined closely together and if one is lost, the other goes as well.”
Men should be covered from the waist to the knees.
Death is defined as the departure of the soul from the body – however neither the Qur’an nor hadith give clear signs of the soul’s departure.
Ann Minor – however neither the Qur’an nor hadith give clear signs of the soul’s departure.
Assalaamu Alaikum – however neither the Qur’an nor hadith give clear signs of the soul’s departure.
"If a Muslim visits his/her fellow Muslim who is ill in the morning, then 70,000 Angels pray for that person until the night and if that person visits at night then they pray for him/her till the morning, and due to his/her good intentions he/she gains a garden in Paradise."
The Medical team should call a Muslim chaplain or the Islamic center if they are not familiar with the Islamic traditions.
Muslim Coalition of Connecticut
Although the sick do not need to fast they may want to. A Muslim physician may be useful in advising and counseling the patient.
Halal foods ~ Jewish Kosher or Vegetarian
At the last moments before death, Allah sends the angels of death to get the soul from the human body.
Allah says, “He is the irresistible, supreme over His slaves, and He sends guardians over you, until when death approaches one of you, Our messengers (angel of death and his assistants) take his soul, and they never neglect their duty.”
Surat Al-An’am, (verse 61)