Chapter 11 draft copy euthanasia: an islamic perspective mohammad manzoor malik introduction euthanasia is one of the significant bioethical issues that has grown in complexity over time because of unprecedented developments in medicine, biotechnology, palliative care, and advanced medical technology. Euthanasia: an islamic perspective 1 chapter 11 euthanasia: an islamic perspective mohammad manzoor malik introduction euthanasia is one of the significant bioethical issues that has grown in complexity over time because of unprecedented developments in medicine, biotechnology, palliative care, and advanced medical technology.
Key words: euthanasia iran islam medical ethics introduction or in their interest”3 euthanasia is a controversial issue because of conflicting ethical and religious views euthanasia is the deliberate killing of a person for euthanasia raises moral and religious questions, such his/her benefit.
Euthanasia: an islamic ethical perspective islamic jurisprudence, based on a convincing interpretation of the holy koran, does not recognize a person’s right to die voluntarily.
We have used three main sources: a the islamic primary source, holy koran b religious opinions and decrees (fatwas) from great muslim scholars and c the islamic codes of medical ethics islamic jurisprudence, based on a convincing interpretation of the holy koran, does not recognize a person's right to die voluntarily. Perspective, the thesis aims to bring some central themes in the islamic literature on euthanasia into clearer focus by reading them through the lenses provided by the western philosophical and western christian literature. End of life-decisions: an islamic perspective nasser ibrahim abu-el-noor dr college of nursing, islamic university of gaza, [email protected] authors will discuss how islam views the practice of active euthanasia, passive euthanasia, and physician-assisted suicide in fact, most established religions, including islam, greatly value.
Euthanasia: a muslim’s perspective 3 argues that the term ‘euthanasia’ has no generally accepted and philosophically warranted core of meaning15 moreover, there are two different uses of the term ‘euthanasia’ the first is sometimes called the narrow construal of euthanasia, by which euthanasia is equivalent to mercy killing. The islamic arguments against euthanasia can be summarized in two main reasons: 1-life is sacred and euthanasia and suicide are not included among the reasons allowed for killing in islam and that allah chooses how long each person will live. Euthanasia is religion 90% of the turkish population are muslims as there are various sects and tariqas that cause significant differences, it is important to begin with an overall review of islamic approach to euthanasia there are important differences between islamic countries.
In our position paper, euthanasia from an islamic perspective, we are very clear that active euthanasia (giving lethal injection to end life, as an example) is not just absolutely prohibited rather it is condemned in islam however declining treatment is allowed in islam.
Islam considers medical ethics the same as ethics in other areas of life islamic medical ethics is restating general ethical principles using medical terminology and with medical applications modern medicine has caused some ethical dilemmas in relation to end-of-life decisions and what is or is not euthanasia. Euthanasia: an islamic ethical perspective kiarash aramesh and heydar shadi medical ethics and history of medicine research center, medical sciences/ university of tehran, iran abstract euthanasia which is defined generally as the deliberate killing of a person for his/her. Euthanasia which is defined generally as the deliberate killing of a person for his/her benefit, raises moral and religious questions such as: is it ever right for another person to end the life.