Saudi TV Debate: Should You Go to a Psychiatrist or Have Quranic Verses Recited?




Published on Oct 25, 2018

A Saudi TV debate dealt with the question whether people suffering from psychological problems should go to a psychiatric clinic or to someone who would recite Quranic verses over them. Psychiatrist Dr. Jamal Al-Tuwairqi said that Freud, who, he claimed, "went to New York and founded psychiatry there," had taken "all the basics of psychiatry" from Muslim scientists. Family consultant Dr. Zahra Al-Moabi rejected the need to go to psychiatric clinics, saying: "If someone is not cured by the Quran, he cannot be cured at all." The debate aired on Rotana Khalijiyya TV on October 14, 2018.