Islamic Bioethics: A General Scheme

This paper discusses about Islamic bioethics on an Islamic perspective. It is divided in three parts: The first part studies the value of life in Islam. It helps to understand why life must be appreciated and respected. The second part sheds some light on the nature of the Islamic bioethics. Discussing the sources and authorities in the Islamic bioethics, in this part we will study the way of life protection which is regulated by the Islamic law and bioethics.
Part three reflects on some important issues in bioethics from an Islamic perspective. Concerning the Islamic believes, physical health maintenance and disease treatment are two important aspects of the Islamic teachings. In respect to the beginning of human life; firstly, we will see that reproduction must occur in the context of a legitimate and stable family. Secondly, we will study family planning and abortion. With respect to the end of life, issues such as suicide and euthanasia will be studied. Finally organ transplantation will be discussed.

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Islamic Bioethics: A General Scheme Mohammad Ali Shomali Journal of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine Imam Khomeini Education & Research Institute, Qum, Iran. Address: Jumhuri Blvd. Amin Blvd, Dept. of Religions, Imam Khomeini Education & Research Institute, Qum, Iran, Cell phone: +989122527027 E. mail: Published: 19 Oct 2008 J Med Ethics Hist Med, 2008, 1:1 © 2008 Mohamamd Ali Shomali; licensee Tehran Univ. Med. Sci.