Islamic Bioethics: Problems and Perspectives

  • Dariusch Atighetchi

Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Pages 91-133
  3. Pages 135-159
  4. Pages 199-234
  5. Pages 235-265
  6. Pages 267-303
  7. Pages 353-354
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 355-377

About this book


This book presents a critical analysis of the debate at the religious, legal and political level sparked off by the introduction of new biomedical technologies (cloning, genetics, organ transplants, IVF, etc.) in Muslim countries. It compares the positions of "classic" Muslim law and contemporary religious authorities; laws in Muslim countries; the attitudes and concrete behaviour of populations, families and individuals, as well as the regulations of medical associations, bioethics committees etc..

The result is a mosaic of positions which are often different (including from the point of view of ethics) but all in pursuit of legitimisation according to the Koran and the Shari’a.

The work has an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on law, sociology, anthropology, politics and the history of science. For this reason it will be of interest to scholars and operators in a wide variety of disciplines and fields.


Islam Medical Ethics adoption autonomy bioethics embryo ethics human rights transplantation

Authors and affiliations

  • Dariusch Atighetchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Second UniversityNaplesItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-4961-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-4962-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-8008
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