Plastic surgery in daily practice: Islamic perspective

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Title

Plastic surgery in daily practice: Islamic perspective

Author

Chamsi-Pasha, Hassan
Chamsi-Pasha, Majed
Albar, Mohammed Ali

Language

English

Publication Date

20200400

Abstract

Plastic surgery is concerned with the correction or restoration of form and function. There are two types of plastic surgery, cosmetic or aesthetic and reconstructive. The purpose of “reconstructive” plastic surgery is to correct physical features, which are grossly deformed or abnormal by accepted standards, either as a result of a birth defect, illness, or trauma. Reconstructive surgery aims to reconstruct a part of the body or improve its functioning, while cosmetic surgery aims at improving its appearance. Islam welcomes plastic surgery, if performed for the patient’s benefit. Islam prohibits the cosmetic surgery that has the intention of changing the creation of God.

Primary Classification

9.5.1

Secondary Classification

9.5.1; 1.2

Primary keywords

cosmetic surgery [pri]; Islamic ethics [pri]

Secondary keywords

congenital disorders; harm; injuries; Koran; medical ethics; Muslim religious scholars; sharia; sunna

Subject

Islamic Fiqh Academy

Subject

maqasid al-shariah

Journal Article

Journal of the British Islamic Medical Association. 2020 April; 4(2): 5p.

Note

Copyright © 2019 Journal of the British Islamic Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.

Primary Document Type

j

Bibliography

24 refs.

ISSN

26348071 (online)

Collection

Citation

“Plastic surgery in daily practice: Islamic perspective,” Islamic Medical & Scientific Ethics, accessed June 19, 2024, http://imse.ibp.georgetown.domains/items/show/38360.