Muslim patients customarily have particular ways of approaching health and healthcare. This book addresses common misunderstandings and bridges cultural gaps. It includes a profile of the Islamic worldview, taking an 'insiders perspective' and explores the concept of health and disease within this paradigm. Muslim practices and customs of direct relevance to health and healthcare are also explored and illustrated with case histories. This new edition is now broader in scope and has been thoroughly updated following recent world events. This book offers practical advice to enable all healthcare professionals in hospitals and in the community to provide care in a culturally appropriate manner.