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Contemporary Bioethics

Islamic Perspective

Authors: Al-Bar, Mohammad Ali, Chamsi-Pasha, Hassan

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  • The authors combine Islamic textual analysis with juridical methodology to engage dominant secular bioethics in the Muslim healthcare institutions
  • The book integrates Islamic textual resources with medical information in order to provide careful analyses of the political, economic and cultural terrains that are necessary for bioethicists to effectively promote social justice
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About this book

This book discusses the common principles of morality and ethics derived from divinely endowed intuitive reason through the creation of al-fitr' a (nature) and human intellect (al-‘aql). Biomedical topics are presented and ethical issues related to topics such as genetic testing, assisted reproduction and organ transplantation are discussed.

Whereas these natural sources are God’s special gifts to human beings, God’s revelation as given to the prophets is the supernatural source of divine guidance through which human communities have been guided at all times through history. The second part of the book concentrates on the objectives of Islamic religious practice – the maqa' sid – which include: Preservation of Faith, Preservation of Life, Preservation of Mind (intellect and reason), Preservation of Progeny (al-nasl) and Preservation of Property. Lastly, the third part of the book discusses selected topical issues, including abortion, assisted reproduction devices, genetics, organ transplantation, brain death and end-of-life aspects. For each topic, the current medical evidence is followed by a detailed discussion of the ethical issues involved.

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“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. … Being a Muslim, I came across many new things about Islamic bioethics in medical issues that I did not know before. … the book is worth reading for people of all cultures and religions as it would be helpful to know about the biomedical practices and regulations in Muslim world.” (A. R. Memon, Journal of Religion and Health, Vol. 55, 2016)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 3-17

    Al-Bar, Mohammed Ali (et al.)

  • The Sources of Common Principles of Morality and Ethics in Islam

    Pages 19-48

    Al-Bar, Mohammed Ali (et al.)

  • The Origins of Islamic Morality and Ethics

    Pages 49-74

    Al-Bar, Mohammed Ali (et al.)

  • Virtue Ethics and Moral Character Related to Medical Profession

    Pages 75-84

    Al-Bar, Mohammed Ali (et al.)

  • Regulation of Medical Profession and Medical Research

    Pages 85-103

    Al-Bar, Mohammed Ali (et al.)

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-18428-9
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-18427-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36381-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Bioethics
Book Subtitle
Islamic Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18428-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18428-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-18427-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36381-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 267
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