Muslim medical ethics: from theory to practice

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Muslim medical ethics: from theory to practice


Brockopp, Jonathan E.editor
Eich, Thomas,editor


Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2008.

Place of Publication

United States of America: Columbia, SC

No. of Pages

298 p.



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Primary keywords

bioethical issues--[pri];Islamic ethics--[pri];medical ethics--[pri]

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Table Of Contents

Series editor's preface -- Preface -- Introduction: medical ethics and Muslim perspectives / Thomas Eich and Jonathan E. Brockopp -- Pt. 1. Before the biomedical paradigm -- Overview -- The ethics of the physician in the Galeno-Islamic tradition / Samar Farage -- Enduring the plague: ethical behavior in the Fatwas of a fourteenth-century Mufti and theologian / Justin Stearns -- Pt. 2. Normative Muslim medical discourses -- Overview -- Decision-making processes among contemporary 'Ulama': Islamic embryology and the discussion of frozen embryos / Thomas Eich -- Rethinking Islamic legal ethics in Egypt's organ transplant debate / Sherine Hamdy -- Pt. 3. Norms and their (non-)application -- Overview -- Competing needs and pragmatic decision-making: Islam and permanent contraception in Northern Tanzania / Susi Krehbiel Keefe -- Male infertility in Mali: kinship and impacts on biomedical practice in Bamako / Viola Hṟbst -- Islam, organ transplants, and organ trafficking in the Muslim world: paving a path for solutions / Debra Budiani and Othman Shibly -- Ethical and legal implications in assisted reproductive technology: perspective analysis of the Gulf Cooperative Council states / Hamza Eskandarani -- Pt. 4. Muslims in clinical settings in North America and Europe -- Overview -- The permissibility of organ donation, end-of-life care, and autopsy in Shiite Islam: a case study / Iqbal H. Jaffer and Shabbir M.H. Alibhai -- A comparative analysis of Islamic and Jewish end-of-life ethics: a case-based approach / Shabbir M.H. Alibhai and Michael Gordon -- Medication and God at interplay: end-of-life decision-making in practicing male Moroccan migrants living in Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium / Stef Van den Branden and Bert Broeckaert -- Pt. 5. Teaching Muslim medical ethics -- Overview -- Reporting on 'Islamic bioethics' in the medical literature: where are the experts? / Hasan Shanawani and Mohammad Hassan Khalil -- Islamic medical ethics: what and how to teach / Hassan Bella -- Defining the pedagogical parameters of Islamic bioethics / Abdulaziz Sachedina -- Conclusion / Marcia C. Inhorn -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Contributors -- Qur'an citations -- Index

Call Number

R725.59 .M87 2008

Subject Captions



Studies in comparative religion


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