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Medical Ethics from the Muslim Perspective

  • Abdulwahid van Bommel
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplements book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 74)

Abstract

In view of everything written about freedom of religion in the national law of most European countries, international law and declarations of human rights, Muslims are free to take autonomous decisions about bio-ethical problems. However, autonomy as a right does not mean that Muslim individuals have the medical and ethical information at their disposal which could enable them to take the right decisions. The Universal Islamic Declaration of Human Rights states in its first article, Right to Life: Human life is sacred and inviolable and every effort shall be made to protect it. In particular no one shall be exposed to injury or death, except under the authority of the Law. Just as in life, so also after death, the sanctity of a person’s body is handled with due solemnity.

Keywords

Medical Ethic Muslim Community Muslim Country Health Care Ethic Muslim Scholar 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdulwahid van Bommel
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  1. 1.HilversumThe Netherlands

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