India: Scholars Declare Practicing Without A Medical License Against Islam

News article, posted 03.24.2010, from India
Press Trust of India
The leading Islamic seminary in India has issued a fatwa against Muslim doctors practicing without a license, saying that medical practice without proper qualification is forbidden in Islamic law. The written fatwa was issued by the seminary in response to a query from a local doctor who had asked whether a Muslim "doctor" having no genuine certificate could provide medical treatment to patients. "Any person involved in such medical practice should immediately give up this job as it is illegal and against the Shariat (Islamic) laws," the seminary said. The clerics in the institutions said anything which is harmful for the society and against its wellbeing had been outlawed by Islam.