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Tariq Ramadan

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195331714

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331714.001.0001

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Islamic Ethics and Medical Sciences

Islamic Ethics and Medical Sciences

(p.159) 11 Islamic Ethics and Medical Sciences
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This chapter explores Islamic ethics within the context of medical practice. It discusses medical code of ethics in the Muslim world. It addresses issues such as contraception and abortion, euthanasia and organ transplantation, and AIDS. It shows that nothing in the Islamic Universe of reference opposes the emergence of new, dynamic, up-to-date discussion. Fuqahâ' and physicians have often proceeded hand in hand and developed appropriate, reasonable answers about faithfulness to ethical outcomes.

Keywords:   Islamic thought, Islamic law, medicine, medical practice, contraception, abortion, AIDS

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