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Al-Arkan Theory of Origin and Continuation of life: Misunderstood and Ignored [Med J Islamic World Acad Sci]
Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2014; 22(1): 50-55

Al-Arkan Theory of Origin and Continuation of life: Misunderstood and Ignored

Tanwir M. Alam1, Mohd Zulkifle2, Abdul H. Ansari3, Aisha Perveen4, Anzar Alam5, Nafis Iqbal6
1Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Allama Iqbal Unani Medical College (AIUMC), Muzaffarnagar, UP, India
2Kulliyat (Basic Science), National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Kottigepalya, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
3Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Kottigepalya, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
4Department of Pharmacology (Ilmul Advia), National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Kottigepalya, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
5Department of Moalajat (Medicine), National Institute of Unani Medicine (NIUM), Kottigepalya, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
6Department of Kulliyat(Basic Science), Jamia Tibbiya Deoband, Saharanpur, UP, India.

To explain the origin and continuation of life, Scholars of Unani (Greco-Arab) System of Medicine proposed the theory of Al-Arkan/Arkan or Anasir (element) (wrongly interpreted and correlated with modern Elemental theory). This theory was being criticized mostly for its contents in present scenario. But critics hardly think of the spirit of theory. They simply criticized its wording without context and relation in which it was proposed. The very first word which drawn maximum attention was “simplest” in this theory and we always put it for matter while it is for status. This word was supplied for elementary participation of the Arkan in origin and continuation of life.

Keywords: Unani system of medicine, Al-Arkan, Anasir, Elemental theory, Origin and continuation of Life.


Tanwir M. Alam, Mohd Zulkifle, Abdul H. Ansari, Aisha Perveen, Anzar Alam, Nafis Iqbal. Al-Arkan Theory of Origin and Continuation of life: Misunderstood and Ignored. Med J Islamic World Acad Sci. 2014; 22(1): 50-55

Corresponding Author: Tanwir M. Alam, India


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