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4- euthanasia and the concept of safeguarding life – a literature review

Husni, Ahmad Muhammad and Alimuddin, Nur Fatin and Yusof, Wafaa (2019) 4- euthanasia and the concept of safeguarding life – a literature review. Saudi Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. pp. 1-7. ISSN 2415 6256 E-ISSN 2415 6248

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Euthanasia is one of the very significant bioethical issue that has been widely developed in a complex way line with the medical advancement, biotechnology, intensive care unit as well as the medical technology. The essential of science and technology in medical today towards human cannot be denied which not only help in treatment to cure any disease but also able to identify any illness effectively and accurately through diagnosis. However, what raises the question is when euthanasia is considered as an easy, silent and less painful way to terminate the pain that has been borne by the incurable patients. The compassion and the right to die is one of the strong excuses to enable euthanasia to be practiced by the Western. Hence, the objective of this research is to explain the concept of euthanasia practice and the Islamic approach towards the purity of life. This is a qualitative study that uses the document analysis. The finding from the study shows that there are differences in the practice of euthanasia from the Western and Islamic perception. Islam believes that euthanasia opposed the concept of natural death and against the human nature.

Item Type: Article (Book Review)
Additional Information: 8721/76891
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keywords: euthanasia, Western, approach, Islam, life.
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP490 Furūʻ al-fiqh. Substantive law. Branches of law. > KBP2000 Public law. The state and Islam
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: Dr Ahmad bin Muhammad Husni al-Jufri
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2019 16:34
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2020 00:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/76891

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