Islamic Perspective to Sharpen Moral Sensitivity of Modern Medicine: The Need for Islamic Code of Medical Ethics
Keywords:Medical ethics, artificial methods of reproduction, Islamic teaching, Islamic jurisprudence
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.
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