Islamic Ethics of Saving Life: A Comparative Perspective
Brockopp, Jonathan E.
Medicine and Law: World Association for Medical Law 2002; 21(2): 225-241
Addressing specific modes of reasoning common to legal and theological discussions, this paper seeks to understand how the modern debate on euthanasia fits into a broader Islamic worldview. After an overview of contrasting religious and secular ethical theories, the paper demonstrates that Islamic theological views, and also traditions on martyrdom and suicide, continue to inform Muslim authorities today. Also included are specific suggestions on the incorporation of Islamic ideas of death into the modern hospital environment.
Active Euthanasia; Allowing to Die; Attitudes; Attitudes to Death; Brain; Brain Death; Christian Ethics; Cross-Cultural Comparison; Death; Decision Making; Environment; Ethics; Euthanasia; Fatwas; Islamic Ethics; Jewish Ethics; Law; Life; Medical Ethics; Natural Law; Suicide; Theology; Religious Ethics; Cultural Pluralism; Attitudes Toward Death; Prolongation of Life and Euthanasia;
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