Islamic Perspective to Sharpen Moral Sensitivity of Modern Medicine: The Need for Islamic Code of Medical Ethics

  • Dhastagir Sultan Sheriff Department of Biochemistry, Al Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libya
Keywords: Medical ethics, artificial methods of reproduction, Islamic teaching, Islamic jurisprudence

Abstract

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/21-2-13314

The advent of newer technologies of health care and their adoption have created ethical dilemmas in the minds of physicians. In such a normally turbulent atmosphere drawing guidelines from the Holy Scriptures of different religions may help medicine to serve humanity better. Islam, which is based on the teachings of Allah (God) as revealed in the Glorious Qur'an and on the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), provides a rich repertoire of scientific, including medical, truths embalmed in ethical guidelines. Projection of such Islamic principles as applied to medicine may give a proper ethical dimension to the practice of medicine.

Author Biography

Dhastagir Sultan Sheriff, Department of Biochemistry, Al Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libya

MS, PhD

Department of Biochemistry, Al Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libya

 

Published
1989-04-01
Section
Islamic Perspectives