I am Professor Ghoesain Mohamed, a practitioner of Prophetic Medicine -combining the good from Western Medicine, Chinese Medicine and other health care modalities. In this humble attempt at integration, and to ensure harmlessness and conformity to the Divine Message, I have taken meticulous care to be as accurate as possible. This I have done by benchmarking these latter systems of medicine against the Qur’ān and the Prophetic Traditions (Sunnah).
In 1960 I matriculated with distinctions from Athlone High School, Cape Town, South Africa.
I then went on to study Western Medicine; and in 1967 I qualified with a Baccalaureus Degree in Medicine and a Baccalaureus Degree in Surgery (M.B. Ch.B.) from the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. My undergraduate medical training was done at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa, the hospital where the world’s first heart transplant was conducted by one of my teachers, Professor Christaan Barnard. Some of my undergraduate training was also done at the Red Cross Childrens Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa.
In 1971 I passed the Educational Council for Foreign Medical Graduates’ examinations (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) in Medicine and English, which qualified me for any medical internship post in the USA.
I spent most of the first twenty-one (21) years of my working life in Primary Health Care Management, practicing mainly Western Medicine. During this time I also attended workshops on Medical Practice Management, Effective Public Speaking, Public Relations, Speed Reading, Project Management, Time Management, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation, Ethics, Leadership, Continuous Professional Medical Development, Reiki, Energy Medicine, Kinesiology, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Sound Therapy, Colour Therapy and the Islamic Sciences, the latter which is on-going. I also lectured on some of the above modalities to Medical Doctors and the public through the media of live presentations, the radio and television.
The year 1990 was a watershed year in my medical career. It was at the beginning of that year that I started to integrate the good of all the medical systems into one holistic system. I studied and practiced the 3000 year-old system of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, which I successfully fused with Western Medicine. I also conducted workshops in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture for Medical Doctors and Chinese Medical Practitioners
Concomitantly, I studied the two most authentic references on health and other life-orientated practices, the Qur’ān and the Traditional Practices and Narrations of the Prophet Muḥammad (peace and blessings be upon him). Using these twin Divine Sources as the core, I constructed the Holistic System of Prophetic Medicine by adding the good from Western Medicine, Chinese Medicine and other medical modalities.
I supplemented my skills-base by doing an Honours Degree (1988-1989) and a Masters Degree (MBA) (1990) in Business Management and Administration at the University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa, with special interests in Leadership, Ethics and Strategic Management.
In the last ten (10) years i.e. since 2002, I have intensified my life-long study of the Islamic Sciences and the Arabic language. I studied Fiqh and Usūl al-Fiqh, Ḥadīth and Usūl al-Ḥadīth, the Tafsīr (exegesis) of the Qur’ān, Aqīdah and Islamic Spirituality (Taṣawwuf) by teachers in South Africa and Tarim, Yemen. I stayed in Tarim, Yemen for two years, and was very fortunate to study under the illustrious scholar and academic, Ḥabīb ʿUmar bin Ḥāfiẓ.
I was Chairperson of the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa for two years, and Vice-Chairperson of the Forum of Statutory Health Councils of South Africa, for one year.
With the help of other academics – and in the year 2002 – I established the School of Natural Medicine at the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa. The School of Natural Medicine offers Chinese Medicine, Unani Tibb, Phytotherapy and Naturopathy as study courses. My initial training in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture was in South Africa. I then went on to further my studies in Beijing, China. In the year 2002 I was honoured by Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, by being conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Chinese Medicine.
I was a keynote speaker at the graduation ceremony of the International Peace University of South Africa, Cape Town, South Africa and also at conferences in Hong Kong and China.
To widen my horizons and increase the depth of my knowledge, I travelled widely to Europe, the United States of America, the Far East, the Indo-Pak region and the Middle East.
I collated and translated a number of Islamic compilations – the Yāsīn Faḍīlah; the Rātibul Ḥaddād and Wird Al-Laṭīf of Imām ʿAbdullāh Ḥaddād; the Khulāṣah of Ḥabīb ʿUmar bin Ḥāfiẓ; the Adhkār, Adʿiyāh and Ṣalawāt, a book dealing with various litanies.
I am currently involved in writing a book on The Prophetic Way of Eating and Drinking, and a Textbook on Prophetic Medicine.
I pray for guidance and good health from God The Exalted. Amin.