This course has allowed me to transform my life in many ways, so much so, that my family and friends have also found great benefit in my learning.
For those serious about a career in traditional medicine, then this course provides the learner with the fundamentals, to not only heal oneself, but also to begin a journey of healing for others.
Our teacher, Hakim Salim has the ability to inspire and instil knowledge in a way which is traditional, yet powerful. The course content allows both practical and theoretical learning, and insists upon visible self-development and personal journaling along the way. I pray that with the continued nurturing of Hakim Salim, that I become an asset to his teachings and that my growth continues each day, as a means of benefit to our communities and the longevity of Tibb itself.
Graduates of 2017
Although the journey seemed long, I have thoroughly enjoyed studying this beautiful tradition of Tibb and I am sad to see my time studying with COMHA draw to a close.
I am first and foremost, highly grateful to the Hakim for allowing me to embark on my Tibb journey and giving me the confidence to pursue this journey further. His wisdom and guidance has been invaluable and his attentiveness to our own healing has been profound.
The course has not only been extremely informative but life changing to say the least. It has allowed me to truly understand how the body works in its entirety, and that its harmonious balance in all aspects is the key to health. I hope that this key will help me to help others in a world where the presence of this rich tradition is much needed.
Although there is still so much to learn and experience, I thank the Hakim for opening the door and providing me with the necessary guidance to continue further. I wish the Hakim, the students and future students tawfiq in this endeavour. I would also like to thank the staff at COMHA for making our stay and studies always that much easier.
May we uphold this tradition with the dignity and respect it deserves and allow it to bring harmony and balance in a world where disharmony and unrest is becoming that much more apparent.
Many thanks and best wishes,
The course offered the insights and practices of Tibb Medicine. I've learned that Tibb is not only an ancient time-tested tradition of healing, but a way of life. Our modern era, full of chronic, non-communicable diseases is surely crying out for Tibb and inshaAllah the only way for it is forward. May Allah (swt) bless you and reward you for being a gracious teacher, where so many benefit from your knowledge. Best wishes
The theoretical framework of this course provided us with the knowledge of the different constitutional types, the 4 elements, the spirits, the functions and the 6 lifestyle factors, this, along with the module Physician Heal Thy Self, assisted us to re-balance and acquaint us with ourselves in a whole and fulfilling manner.
The practical components of the course, gave us hands on experience with traditional methods of grinding and preparing culinary herbs and spices. Mock up consultations under the guiding watch of the Hakim enabled us to see how clinical skills such as, pulse; tongue and face analysis, along with iridology and other observations could be used to help us reach a conclusive diagnosis of the whole person.
We are indebted to the whole team at the College of Medicine and Healing Arts, in particular, the Hakim, for his continued investment in our teaching, nurturing and guidance, moulding us into the practitioners of the future.
His wisdom and foresight gave us knowledge we could never have acquired through books, but only through sitting at the feet of people like himself. His knowledge and experience as an established physician enabled us to become better aware of legislation in present times, the disposition of a person centred practitioner, maintaining authenticity as a practitioner of Tibb, whilst finding new and innovative ways to deliver this ancient tradition of medicine.
We ask God for tawfeeq, May He make us practitioners who seek to serve people and become a means of immense healing to many. Please continue us in your prayers.
Love and Peace