Masses in economically depressed areas in developing nations can barely afford a
square meal each day. When basic needs such as food are not even met, health care
needs for their families is not even on their minds. Ironically, while they cannot
afford health care, they are the ones who need affordable basic health care the
most. Local hospitals and clinics are ill-equipped to supply quality health care
Crescent Foundation has health care support programs in place to assist the poor
who otherwise would go untreated causing loss of family income, what little they
have, and even death.
Crescent health care assistance programs include:
- Medical Camps
In rural areas, there are often no facilities available for basic health care needs.
The few that are there are under-staffed and mismanaged. Due to such circumstances,
the poor living in these remote locations go on suffering from easily preventable
Crescent sponsors health camps in such remote locations and arranges for medical
teams, medical supplies and medicines to benefit the poor. Patients identified at
the Medical Camps who need more in-depth treatment are helped under Medical Assistance
- Preventive Health Care Education
In rural under-developed regions of the world, diseases are rampant due to lack
of hygiene and proper education or understanding of common diseases. The key to
cost-effective health care management is prevention, which can only be accomplished
through health care education. With this in mind - Crescent has developed simple
and easy-to-understand informational brochures on diseases to help inform and educate
the poor about the causes, prevention and cure of common and contagious diseases.
Brochures have been made in local languages for the populations they are to be distributed
to and include topics such as Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, Scabies, Ringworm, Diabetes,
Information in the brochures have been taken from Allopathic medicine as well as
alternative medicines, such as Homeopathic and Prophetic medicine. Information in
these brochures answers questions such as: • What are the symptoms of these diseases?
• What are the causes for these diseases? • What steps can be taken to prevent and
cure these diseases? • And more...
Health Care Brochures
Children Health Care Brochures
Disclaimer: All information provided in the above flyers
is provided for educational purposes only; it is not meant to be used as treatment
or medical advice. For any advice, diagnosis, and treatment consult your personal
Why Support Preventive Health Care Education?
Hadith - Qudsi #18
O son of Adam, I fell ill and you visited Me not. He will say: O Lord, and how should
I visit You when You are the Lord of the worlds? He will say: Did you not know that
My servant So-and-so had fallen ill and you visited him not? Did you not know that
had you visited him you would have found Me with him? O son of Adam, I asked you
for food and you fed Me not. He will say: O Lord, and how should I feed You when
You are the Lord of the worlds? He will say: Did you not know that My servant So-and-so
asked you for food and you fed him not? Did you not know that had you fed him you
would surely have found that (the reward for doing so) with Me? O son of Adam, I
asked you to give Me to drink and you gave Me not to drink. He will say: O Lord,
how should I give You to drink whine You are the Lord of the worlds? He will say:
My servant So-and-so asked you to give him to drink and you gave him not to drink.
Had you given him to drink you would have surely found that with Me.
Sahih Bukhari, Book 25, Number 5466,
Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah, Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: There is
a remedy for every malady, and when the remedy is applied to the disease it is cured
with the permission of Allah, the Exalted and Glorious.
Sahih Bukhari, Book 70, Number 552
Narrated Abu Muisa Al-Ash'ari: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Feed the hungry,
visit the sick, and set free the captives."
Sahih Bukhari, Book 71, Number 582
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "There is no disease
that Allah has created, except that He also has created its treatment."
Sahih Bukhari, Book 73, Number 40,
Allah's Apostle (pbuh) said, "You see the believers as regards their being merciful
among themselves and showing love among themselves and being kind, resembling one
body, so that, if any part of the body is not well then the whole body shares the
sleeplessness (insomnia) and fever with it."
Sahih Bukhari, Book 13, Number 5,Narrated Abu Said:
I testify that Allah's Apostle said, "The taking of a bath on Friday is compulsory
for every male Muslim who has attained the age of puberty and (also) the cleaning
of his teeth with Siwak, and the using of perfume if it is available." Amr (a sub-narrator)
said, "I confirm that the taking of a bath is compulsory, but as for the Siwak and
the using of perfume, Allah knows better whether it is obligatory or not but according
to the Hadith it is as above."
Sahih Bukhari, Book 13, Number 13, Narrated Anas:
Allah's Apostle I said, "I have told you repeatedly to (use) the Siwak. (The Prophet
put emphasis on the use of the Siwak.)
Sahih Bukhari, Book 21, Number 237, Narrated Hudhaifa :
Whenever the Prophet got up for Tahajjud prayer he used to clean his mouth (and
teeth) with Siwak.
Sahih Bukhari, Book 31, Number 154, Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "If somebody eats or drinks forgetfully then he should complete
his fast, for what he has eaten or drunk, has been given to him by Allah." Narrated
'Amir bin Rabi'a, "I saw the Prophet cleaning his teeth with Siwak while he was
fasting so many times as I can't count." And narrated Abu Huraira, "The Prophet
said, 'But for my fear that it would be hard for my followers, I would have ordered
them to clean their teeth with Siwak on every performance of ablution." The same
is narrated by Jabir and Zaid bin Khalid from the Prophet who did not differentiate
between a fasting and a non-fasting person in this respect (using Siwak). Aisha
said, "The Prophet said, "It (i.e. Siwak) is a purification for the mouth and it
is a way of seeking Allah's pleasures." Ata' and Qatada said, "There is no harm
in swallowing the resultant saliva."
Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 28, 3846
Narrated Usamah ibn Sharik: I came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his Companions
were sitting as if they had birds on their heads. I saluted and sat down. The desert
Arabs then came from here and there. They asked: Apostle of Allah, should we make
use of medical treatment? He replied: Make use of medical treatment, for Allah has
not made a disease without appointing a remedy for it, with the exception of one
disease, namely old age.
Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 28, 3861
Narrated AbuHurayrah: The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) prohibited unclean
Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 28,3865
Narrated AbudDarda: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Allah has sent down both
the disease and the cure, and He has appointed a cure for every disease, so treat
yourselves medically, but use nothing unlawful.