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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introductory Chapters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mohammed Ali Al-Bar, Hassan Chamsi-Pasha
      Pages 3-17 Open Access
    3. Mohammed Ali Al-Bar, Hassan Chamsi-Pasha
      Pages 19-48 Open Access
    4. Mohammed Ali Al-Bar, Hassan Chamsi-Pasha
      Pages 49-74 Open Access
    5. Mohammed Ali Al-Bar, Hassan Chamsi-Pasha
      Pages 75-84 Open Access
    6. Mohammed Ali Al-Bar, Hassan Chamsi-Pasha
      Pages 85-103 Open Access
  3. The Four Principles of Biomedical Ethics with an Islamic Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Mohammed Ali Al-Bar, Hassan Chamsi-Pasha
      Pages 107-118 Open Access
    3. Mohammed Ali Al-Bar, Hassan Chamsi-Pasha
      Pages 119-128 Open Access
    4. Mohammed Ali Al-Bar, Hassan Chamsi-Pasha
      Pages 129-139 Open Access
    5. Mohammed Ali Al-Bar, Hassan Chamsi-Pasha
      Pages 141-152 Open Access
  4. Selected Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Mohammed Ali Al-Bar, Hassan Chamsi-Pasha
      Pages 155-172 Open Access
    3. Mohammed Ali Al-Bar, Hassan Chamsi-Pasha
      Pages 173-186 Open Access
    4. Mohammed Ali Al-Bar, Hassan Chamsi-Pasha
      Pages 209-225 Open Access
    5. Mohammed Ali Al-Bar, Hassan Chamsi-Pasha
      Pages 227-242 Open Access
    6. Mohammed Ali Al-Bar, Hassan Chamsi-Pasha
      Pages 243-260 Open Access
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 261-267

About this book

Introduction

This book discusses the common principles of morality and ethics derived from divinely endowed intuitive reason through the creation of al-fitr' a (nature) and human intellect (al-‘aql). Biomedical topics are presented and ethical issues related to topics such as genetic testing, assisted reproduction and organ transplantation are discussed.

Whereas these natural sources are God’s special gifts to human beings, God’s revelation as given to the prophets is the supernatural source of divine guidance through which human communities have been guided at all times through history. The second part of the book concentrates on the objectives of Islamic religious practice – the maqa' sid – which include: Preservation of Faith, Preservation of Life, Preservation of Mind (intellect and reason), Preservation of Progeny (al-nasl) and Preservation of Property. Lastly, the third part of the book discusses selected topical issues, including abortion, assisted reproduction devices, genetics, organ transplantation, brain death and end-of-life aspects. For each topic, the current medical evidence is followed by a detailed discussion of the ethical issues involved.

Keywords

bioethics healthcare human genetics medical anthropology religious values

Authors and affiliations

  • Mohammed Ali Al-Bar
    • 1
  • Hassan Chamsi-Pasha
    • 2
  1. 1.International Medical CenterMedical Ethics CenterJeddahSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyKing Fahd Armed Forces HospitalJeddahSaudi Arabia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18428-9
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2015
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-18427-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-18428-9
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