Muslim Healing: Theory and Practice presents the origins and development of what is today, an emerging form of alternative healing in many parts of the Mislim world and beyond, from the pre-Islamic (Jahiliyya)period in Arabia, through the Islamic era, the middle ages to the present. The guidance provided by the Qur'an on healthy eating and living habits, the significance of prayers and fasting, and the use of medication are all highlighted. The role of Hadith - Traditions of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and Muslim contributions to healing, the concept of illness in Dagbon (the particular Muslim community in which the research on the practical aspect of Muslim Healing was carried out) and the way the people regard orthodox or allopathic medicine are very revealing. The section of the book which focuses on the clinic where herbal preparations are mixed with prayers (Ruqya), the testimonies of people who have been healed of physical, emotional, Psychological and spiritual illnesses with Muslim healing techniques is equally revealing and insightful. Specialists and non specialists, Muslims and non Muslims, will all find this book educative and fascinating.