An authoritative discussion and explanation of practical Islamic rulings pertaining to health and illustrating the principles of health promotion and protection. The booklet draws together and interprets teachings, sayings, and laws previously scattered in numerous religious texts. The opening section reviews the Islamic concept of health and presents general guidelines for preserving good health and seeking medical treatment. Section two describes specific principles pertaining to cleanliness and personal hygiene, marriage and family life, care of children, immunization, proper nutrition, consumption of safe food and water, and protection of the environment. Teachings and rulings that encourage health promotion and protection are discussed in section three. The final section shows how the Islamic concepts of solidarity, cooperation, self-sufficiency, and perfection in "civilized behaviour" support the concept of community participation as an essential component of primary health care.