Author(s)Brockopp, Jonathan E.
Allowing to Die
Attitudes to Death
Attitudes Toward Death
Prolongation of Life and Euthanasia
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AbstractAddressing specific modes of reasoning common to legal and theological discussions, this paper seeks to understand how the modern debate on euthanasia fits into a broader Islamic worldview. After an overview of contrasting religious and secular ethical theories, the paper demonstrates that Islamic theological views, and also traditions on martyrdom and suicide, continue to inform Muslim authorities today. Also included are specific suggestions on the incorporation of Islamic ideas of death into the modern hospital environment.
Medicine and Law: World Association for Medical Law 2002; 21(2): 225-241
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