Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 55, Issue 5, pp 1832–1834 | Cite as

Contemporary Bioethics: Islamic Perspective

By Mohammed Ali Al-Bar and Hassan Chamsi-Pasha. 267 pp. Springer International Publishing (1st Edition), 2015. Paperback, ISBN 978-3-319-18427-2, $ 57.51
  • Aamir Raoof Memon
Book Review

The authors of the book have an impressive knowledge and extensive experience on Islamic religious sources and legal–ethical rulings on various topics of clinical importance. The contribution made by them is critical for medical professionals in particular and larger public that is needy of biomedical topics to the moral dilemmas of decisions related to health, life and death in Muslim societies. The authors have admirably interwoven religion with medicine to provide a sense of ethical–legal discourse on biomedical issues. They have given examples from multiple resources from Islam and other religions as well as books and research to support their ideas and establish a clear understanding of the topic to the readers.

The book is divided into three parts. The first part gives extensive overview of important topics from Islam Bioethics and legal jurisdiction with appropriate examples from history and rulings of Muslim jurists and bioethicists on offering solutions to different medical...


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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Rights

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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Informed consent was obtained from the book authors prior to this review.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation SciencesPeoples University of Medical and Health Sciences for WomenNawabshahPakistan

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