International Journal of Unani and Integrative Medicine

2021, Vol. 5 Issue 3, Part APages: 04-08

Conceptual analysis of ruh, its pathway and distribution

Abid Nadeem Nomani, Ferasat Ali and Dr. Arshi Riaz
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Unani system of medicine which is called Greco-Arab Medicine, based upon the Hippocrates’s fundamental and Galen’s teaching, the concept of Al-Umoor-al-Tabi’yah (Natural principle) of our body is main and basic concept upon which the Unani system of medicine is established, these natural principles or Umoor-e-Tabi’yah are seven in number as following, (1) Al-Arkan (Elements) (2) Al-Mizaj (Temperament) (3) Al-Akhlat (Humours) (4) Al-Ad’a (Organs) (5) Al-Arwah (Pneumas) (6) Al-Quwa (Faculties) (7) Al-Af’aal (Functions). In this universe there are two type of creatures, one is inanimate (which do not posses life) and second is Animate, which posses life. And difference between both is due to Ruh (Pneuma), which is indispensable and essential component for existence of life and in absence of Ruh existence is impossible. The Concept of Ruh has always been in controversy among scholars partly because of the Dogma of the concerned teachers of the subject with current knowledge, they could not present the vital part of concept in its Right perspective and partly due to diverse Meaning of Ruh which developed misunderstanding among scientist.
Material and methodology: while this study is literary for this purpose material from classical literature, manuscripts, the Aqwal (Tales) of Unani scholars have been collected and help of published papers, international journals and modern Tibbi literature have been taken in to account and put the entire document in systemic manner.
How to cite this article:
Abid Nadeem Nomani, Ferasat Ali, Dr. Arshi Riaz. Conceptual analysis of ruh, its pathway and distribution. Int J Unani Integ Med 2021;5(3):04-08.
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