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Haneef, Sayed Sikandar Shah (2017) Euthanasia. Encyclopedia of Islamic Bioethics on Oxford Islamic Studies Online.

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Islam attaches utmost sanctity to human life. Its inviolability is guaranteed not only against the aggression by an outside assailant but also the person himself/herself except as justified by Islamic law. Accordingly, both homicide and suicide are prohibited in Islam. Advancements in the field of medicine, however, have created a new way of ending the life of a patient either on his/her own initiative or if a treating physician deems it fit to discontinue futile medical care, which is called euthanasia. This entry aims to present a compact view of Islamic juridico-ethical stand on the issue.

Item Type: Article (Electronic Media)
Additional Information: 3049/59187
Uncontrolled Keywords: Euthanasia
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP173.25 Islamic law and other disciplines or subjects
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Prof. Sayed Sikandar Shah Haneef
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2017 10:50
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 10:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/59187

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