International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

What is Medical Music Therapy in Islamic Civilization?
Siti Norhidayah Mohd Sufie & Roziah Sidik

Abstract
This article discusses the medical model of music therapy in the Islamic civilization. It was not introduced, however, during the era of Islamic civilization, but had already been used since the Greek civilization era. The purpose of this article is to detail the extent of the application of thismedical concept of music therapy in the Islamic civilization. This qualitative research is designed using content analysis and historical study methods. Data is gathered through textual method and data analysis is by descriptive approach. Research results show that music therapy not only functioned as treatment but also as a medium of communication between the listener and the Creator. However, it is undeniable that music in the Islamic civilization was a re-shaping of the Greek contribution in developing it as a form of therapy.

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