IRAQI MAN TREATS HIS PATIENT BY READING VERSES FROM KORAN IN BAGHDAD.
Sheikh Abdullah Abdul Karim (R) treats his patient by reading verses
from the Koran in his office in suburban Baghdad September 16, 2002.
Sheikh Abdullah and his companion Sheikh Firas Al Aubaidy claim they
have great success in treating large number of seriously ill people
from the Arab world of all religions by reciting verses from the Koran
and making medicines from herbs in accordance with the religion. Twelve
years after United Nations imposed sanctions to Iraq, punishing the
oil-rich country for invading Kuwait, country's helth system, once best
in the region, and infrastructure are in ruins, forcing Iraqis to
search for other ways of medical help and come to Sheikh Abdullah's
office in larger numer. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj