Medical Ethics And Islam : Principles And Practice

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“Tracing its origins to the same Semitic soil that bore Judaism and Christianity, Islam continues to deeply influence the beliefs, values, and customs of an estimated one fifth of the human race” (Gatrada, A. R., & Sheikhb, A.). The paper will be about medical ethics and Islam; principles and practice. The two primary sources of Law are “The Qur 'an (Koran)—The Sunnah—the example, whether in word or deed, of the Prophet Muhammad incorporated in Islamic scriptures” (Gatrada, A. R., & Sheikhb, A.). The third source is “Ijtihad—the law of deductive logic. An example of that is to bring considerable health benefit to communities worldwide, is the move towards outlawing cigarette smoking on the grounds that its adverse consequences to health are now well established” (Gatrada, A. R., & Sheikhb, A.).
“We (God) created Man in the most perfect form” (Gatrada, A. R., & Sheikhb, A.). This is used to explain that each human life has its own value and own goodness. Since parental integrity is then not compromised and there is no question of hereditary characteristics being influenced. Only somatic cell lines should therefore be used in transplantation of genetic material. “Know your genealogy and respect your blood ties” (Gatrada, A. R., & Sheikhb, A.).
Children have the right to be born through a valid union (marriage). They also have the right to know their parentage fully. Artificial insemination and in vitro fertilisation are therefore lawful only if sperm from the husband of the

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