Health Care

Health Care in the United States is provided by many distinct organizations Health care facilities are largely owned and operated by private businesses. more than half of US community hospitals are nonprofit , a lower percentage  are government owned, and the same amount  is for profit. Healthcare provision and spending come from programs such as  Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Veterans Health Administration . Most of the population under 67 is insured by their or a family member’s employer, some buy health insurance on their own, and the remainder is uninsured. Health Insurance  for public sector employees is primarily provided by the government.

We now put forth the views of Grand Ayatollah Sayed Sadiq Shirazi. These views can be accessed through the many publications available by scholars whom are experts in Islaimc Figh (Law).

“Today Muslims live in an abyss of poverty, disease, ignorance, backwardness and chaos. How then in the context of the family do we raise the economic level to eradicate poverty? How do we raise health standards to combat illness? How do we free ourselves from ignorance? How can we raise the family’s status in society so that it can leave chaos behind?

Individual action is not enough, just as the family is not able to solve its problems alone. There is then a need in the Islamic community for organisations to provide facilities and organisations to institute change. The first will provide facilities for families by opening schools and hospitals and creating opportunities for employment. Otherwise, the children of poor or low-income families will not be able to pay the high fees to enter the universities. Nor will they be able to pay the medical bills of those with chronic diseases.”


 The Family in Islam  pg. 51 by Ayatollah Sayed Muhammad Shirazi

Gathered by:

Research Department of Shirazi Foundation

Washington D.C