Abortion perspectives of Shiah

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Title

Abortion perspectives of Shiah

Author

Sekaleshfar, Farrokh B.

Publisher

2008/00/00

Language

English

Publication Date

20080000

Abstract

Islam comprises a set of doctrinal, jurisprudent and ethical beliefs and regulations, extrapolated from a number of legal sources that vary according to denomination. The Islamic sources of legislation from which Shiah jurisprudents derive law and social policy include the Quran, traditions and reason. In this paper, we shall first outline the method of extrapolating rulings ئ from the Shiah perspective ئ and then illustrate how different legal mechanisms are put into play when verdicts are issued in relation to different aspects of abortion. The main function of jurisprudents lies in their understanding of the verses of the Quran and traditions. The two pivotal concepts extracted from the transmitted texts that constitute the driving force and rationale behind Shiah jurisprudent rulings are those of personhood and ensoulment.

Primary Classification

12.3

Secondary Classification

12.3;1.2;4.4

Primary keywords

abortion--[pri];beginning of life--[pri];fatwas--[pri];Islamic ethics--[pri];sharia--[pri]

Secondary keywords

Muslim religious scholars;personhood

Subject

Shiites--[pri]

Subject

Iran;Persia

Journal Article

Studies in Ethics, Law and Technology 2008; 3(2),article 4 [17 p.]

Link for Internet access

Primary Document Type

ja

Call Number

citation

Bibliography

31 refs.

Collection

Citation

“Abortion perspectives of Shiah,” Islamic Medical & Scientific Ethics, accessed July 22, 2024, http://imse.ibp.georgetown.domains/items/show/34300.