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Samuel Hahnemann Founder of Homeopathy Was A Muslim?

“ Certainly my prayers, my sacrifices, my life, my death dedicated to Allah Rabbul Al-Ameen ” says Al Quran,
Hahnemann says that in his life he has never sought any recognition, his works for the benefit of mankind are dedicated to the supreme creator ( vide-Life and Works of Hahnemann by Richard Raehl , page-355, part-one).

It is known to all that during June 1835 Hahnemann accompanied by his second wife Melanie D’Hervilly migrated to France and he never returned or re-visited his birth place or country Germany, the actual reason remained a mystery for centuries by courtesy of the narrow communal feelings of the west. It all started during his early student life, that he developed a skill in mastering in foreign languages, by 1777 he was able to speak and write German, Latin, Greek, English and Spanish , and a born scholar Hahnemann in one stage of his life learned Arabic to know the revolution in medicine during the golden era of Islam as a part of his quest for knowledge of Ancient history of Medicine , the quotes given in Arabic in his Lesser Writings : collected by R.E.Dudgeon , pages 571, 579 etc. proves his indepth knowledge in Arabic. Peter Morrel described how Hahnemann is indebted to Alchemy for his invention : Homeopathy, and that
period was the golden era of Alchemy in Arab. And Hahnemann a born researcher was in quest for panacea for health.
And that’s not all, the influence of the great philosopher Mohammed was so impressive to him that at one moment he read Kalema from the holy Quran and became muslim by religious faith. As this news spread amongst his family and friends , they became much aggressive towards him, even it is believed he received life threats and ultimatum has been given to stop promotion of his holistic invention Homeopathy. Hence, Hahnemann distributed amongst his family members all his moveable and unmoveable properties and migrated to France at the age of eighty years and two months. His first name Samuel is actually the name of an Israeli Prophet , which he adopted and used throughout after his migration to France, thereafter he never used his first name Christian Frederich. It is however difficult to ascertain whether he has been converted by the said Israeli Prophet or anybody else or he in his quest for truth adopted Islam himself.

There is a large collection of books, clothes,utensils,etc.used by hahnemann kept at the Hahnemann Museum, Pauis Palace, Great Ormond Street, London, WBUC, U.K., amongst his used clothes , noticeable items are beautifully designed Jaynamaz ( piece of thick silk cloth used as carpet during Namaz (Prayer), Tasbih (garland) made of semi- precious stones, one Turkish cap, the Jayanamaz bears clear marks of continous use, his collection of books include Al Quran.

The points which deserves attention are:

1. Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in his writings never used the term Trinity which is the rockbed of Christianity , but used the term Creator .

2 In the book ‘Samuel Hahnemann- His Life and Works’ by Richard Raehl Vol-2, page-
389 , there is a copy of a letter addressed by Hahnemann to one of his patients , it says, “ We feel then we are resting in the friendship of the Only One. Do you desire any other religion ? There is none. Everything else is a miserable low human conception full of superstition a true destruction to humanity ” . In another letter in the same page of the above book the following is written: “ I acknowledge with sincere thankfulness the infinite mercy of the One great giver of all good ”.

The Ultimate Proof

Page No. 245 of the Journal “ Allgem Anzeig Der Deutsehen ( Vol XII No.6 ) which is kept at the British Museum, Great Russell Street, WC1B 3DG reveals that due to the instructions in the Will of Hahnemann , Madam Melanie invited only muslims in the burial ceremony of the body of Hahnemann and to search for muslim people she waited for long 9 days after the death of Hahnemann. Hahnemann died on July 2, 1843 but buried on July 11, 1843 at the less known Cemetery of Mount Maratry.

P.S.: The British Museum( and the Hahnemann Museum(website not found) may be contacted direct for any verification,I have just put together some facts, for the community, after all we have every rights to know the TRUE biography of our Master.
I have tried to contact the present successor of Hahnemann family connected to one Homeopathy Institute of U.K.,for comments, but failed to trace the e mail address or telephone number.
Any HWC member could help?

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Comment by Vaikunthanath das Kaviraj. on October 18, 2009 at 8:23am
Hahnemann was a Freemason. In Masonic teachings there are several influences from the Middle East, not the least of which is Hiram, who is said to have been the builder of the first Temple of the Jews in Jerusalem and who is considered the father of Masonry. However, Hahnemann was certainly no Muslim, nor Christian, since Masonry does not accept any religion. Richard Haele describes this membership literally in his biography.
The possession of a used prayer rug hardly qualifies, nor does the possession of a copy of the Quran. If that makes one a Muslim, I got news for you. I also possess them and am no Muslim at all. Nor do I use the term Trinity, although i grew up in a Christian family. His Organon refers several Masonic ideas and so does the Chronic Diseases. Since I am familiar with the world religions as objects of study, I have a unique perspective on his writings.
The records from the Lodges in the towns where he lived in Germany as well as the Paris Lodge prove he was an active member up to his death. It is also highly speculative to state that he invited only Muslims at his funeral, because Lodge records reveal that nearly the entire membership was present when he was put to rest.
Being a Mason myself, I have personally checked them since of course I was curious about the life of the Grand Master Mason Hahnemann.

For the rest I agree with Dr Alok above, it hardly matters for homoeopathy and its true practitioners whether he was Mason, Christian, Muslim or whichever religion.
Comment by Prof Dr Debasish Kundu on October 18, 2009 at 8:56am
Dear Dr.Alok and Dr.Kabiraj,
I am preparing a paper on Arabic(especially alchemical) influences on Hahnemann, during my research I came accross the above, its not a matter whether Hahnemann was Muslim or not but, may be a subject of interest to some like me.
Comment by Vaikunthanath das Kaviraj. on October 18, 2009 at 9:17am
Dr Alok,
we should have a good debate for homoeopathic practical results and not for "EGG CAME FIRST OR THE HEN."

I agree, but i respectfully want to correct the speculative nature of this post and once and for all establish that Hahnemann was a-religious. It is divisive and insensitive to his legacy.
Comment by Vaikunthanath das Kaviraj. on October 18, 2009 at 10:27am
No Alok,

I am not always right. I also make mistakes. To claim otherwise would be arrogant.
Comment by Vaikunthanath das Kaviraj. on October 18, 2009 at 10:37am
Dear Dr Kundu,

there are no "missing links" in Hahnemann's history. To assume there are, is to diminish Hael's biography - which with its 2 volumes and thorough research is the best available to date. Nobody has ever found fault with it, so why should anyone now?
Comment by Vaikunthanath das Kaviraj. on October 18, 2009 at 10:39am
As for the Hahnemann Museum, it is worthwhile to visit Washington DC, where the Hahnemann Monument is located and where much information is stored.

The best place to search for anything about Hahnemann is the Homoeopathic Archives in Stuttgart Germany.
Comment by Prof Dr Debasish Kundu on October 18, 2009 at 11:59am
My friend Dr.Usman Balooch(founder of one pharmacy in Islamabad,Pakistan) personally visited British Museum and agreed with me, but he failed to locate Hahnemann Museum , anybody could help ,Please ?
My intention is certainly not to create a debate or hurt any respected members feelings, why we should take it as searching a missing link in the history.
Comment by Hans Weitbrecht on October 18, 2009 at 12:30pm
Dear members

The baptism register in the protestant Frauenkirche in Meissen/ Saxony has the entry for the 11th, April 1755 for: Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann.
He was born Lutheran protestant and remained so till the end of his live.
Melanie, his second wife had to convert to Lutheran protestant before being able to marry him.
It is true, that Haehl was unable to go through all letters and manuscripts he found in Hahnemann’s inheritance, but whatever Haehl published in his biography was not substantially contradicted by the rest of the material.

Tischner and lately Prof. Robert Juette published biographies. Dr. Juette’s is the newest and himself being the dean of the archive in Stuttgart probably the most accurate.
Both mention that Hahnemann was conversant in various languages and familiar with other religions.
However, there is no hint of Hahnemann having converted to Muslim at any stage of his live.
As far as I know, Melanie, Jahr and Crosserio were at his funeral.
It is very interesting that Kavi has more detailed sources. I would like to know more about it.
Comment by Vaikunthanath das Kaviraj. on October 18, 2009 at 12:37pm
Well Hans, Haehl says in his biography that Hahnemann was a Mason. All lodges retain a record of members, going back to the founding of that particular Lodge and in there one can find Hahnemann's membership. While access to those records are restricted to Masons only, I doubt that many would go throught the trouble of checking them. I did, as a Mason and a homoeopath.
Comment by Vaikunthanath das Kaviraj. on October 18, 2009 at 12:40pm
Dr Alok, I have limited knowledge because homoeopathy is an unlimted subject. Nobody can claim to have the infinite in his fist. The infinite cannot be measured. It is a sphere which has the centre everywhere and the circumference nowhere. I am therefore an eternal student of an infinite subject.


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