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Islamic Biomedical Ethics Principles and Application
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Islamic Biomedical Ethics Principles and Application

Abdulaziz Sachedina

Abstract

This book undertakes to correlate practical ethical decisions in modern medical practice to principles and rules derived from Islamic juridical praxis and theological doctrines. This study links these rulings to the moral principles extracted from the normative religious texts and historically documented precedents. Western scholars of Islamic law have pointed out the importance of the historical approach in determining the rules and the juristic practices that were applied to the cases under consideration before the judicial opinions were issued within a specific social, economic, and politic ... More

Keywords: Islamic ethics, public good, no harm, no harassment, rationalist objectivism, theistic subjectivism, reason and revelation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195378504
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378504.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Abdulaziz Sachedina, author
University of Virginia
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