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David E. Guinn

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195178739

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195178734.001.0001

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“No Harm, No Harassment”

“No Harm, No Harassment”

Major Principles of Health Care Ethics in Islam

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(p.265) 12 “No Harm, No Harassment”
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Handbook of Bioethics and Religion
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Abdulaziz Sachedina (Contributor Webpage)

, David E. Guinn
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195178734.003.0013

This chapter poses the quiestions: how do Muslims solve their ethical problems in biomedicine? Are there any distinctive theories or principles in Islamic ethics that Muslims apply in deriving moral judgments in bioethics? Is the sacred law, the Shari'a, which is regarded as an integral part of Islamic ethics, the only recognized source of ethical judgments in Islam? What is the role of human experience/intuitive reasoning in moral justification? This chapter explores these questions and their answers.

Keywords:   Muslims, ethical problems, ethics, Islam, biomedicine

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