DNR: an Islamic formulation

  • Omar Hasan Kasule King Fahad Medical College
Keywords: Muslim perspective, Do Not Resuscitate, life support


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/42-1-5128

By analyzing the issue of Do Not Recuscitate (DNR) orders through an Islamic theory of ethics based on the five purposes of law, maqasid al-sharia, ethical principles based on the principles of law, qawa`id al-fiqh, and other applicable legal provisions, a DNR order is permissible in cases of a high degree of certainty that resuscitation is futile and will not result in net and lasting benefit for the patient.

Author Biography

Omar Hasan Kasule, King Fahad Medical College
Professor of Epidemiology and Islamic Medicine
Islamic Perspectives