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Clinical Applications of Maqasid al Shari’ah in Healthcare: An Overview

Hashi, Abdurezak Abdulahi (2021) Clinical Applications of Maqasid al Shari’ah in Healthcare: An Overview. In: 3rd World Congress on Integration and Islamicisation 2021, Kuantan, Pahang.

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Among major issues raised in the healthcare settings, particularly in clinical practices, are the moral dilemmas of deciding between prolife and prochoice in determining practices like abortion, fertility treatment, cosmetic surgery, sterilisation and euthanasia, as well as between beneficence and nonmaleficence in providing healthcare services that are not in compliance with certain ethical norms. In the general outlook, Islamic ethics teaches the rights of making given choices, but freedom of choice is not permitted to violate the sanctity of life, honour and dignity. Similarly, in the Islamic value system, beneficence and nonmaleficence are principle guided, not an open ticket to violate the principles of life protection. The equation and balancing between values of prolife and that of prochoice are often optimized through and within the ultimate objective of the Islamic divine law, known as Maqasid al-Shari’ah. The paper uses an analytical method and presents a concise overview of the Islamic clinical ethics, focusing on the applications of Maqasid al-Shari’ah in healthcare services. Besides the literature review, the paper highlights the basic contents and fields of both healthcare and objectives of the Islamic law. The paper then identifies and analyses eight areas of healthcare practices in which the values of Maqasid al-Shari’ah can be applied. Conclusions drawn from these analyses are illustrated at the end of the paper

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Healthcare, Values, Objective of Islamic law, Review, Clinical practices
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2021 11:42
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2021 11:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/92523

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