Islamic Bioethics: Current Issues and Challenges


Islamic Bioethics presents a wide variety of perspectives and debates on how Islamic societies deal with the ethical dilemmas raised by biomedicine and new technologies.

The book is a "constructive dialogue" between contributors selected from a multidisciplinary group of Muslim and non-Muslim scholars from different Islamic countries. The 11 chapters illuminate the diversity and complexity of the issues discussed in Islamic bioethics and pave the way to a better understanding of Islamic bioethics and dialogue in the global bioethics community. The chapters take both theoretical and practical approaches to the topic, and each covers an emerging issue in Islamic bioethics.

This book will be useful for academics and professional institutions in both Islamic and non-Islamic countries, and will be instrumental in providing researchers, scholars, students, policymakers and medical professionals with access to the latest issues and debates related to Islamic bioethics.

Contributors include: Tariq Ramadan, Abdallah Daar, Ali Albar, Mohsin Ebrahim, Baharouddin Azizan Alastair Campbel, Bagher Larijani, Carol Taylor, Gamal Serour, James Rusthoven, Ilhan Ilkilic, Ingrid Mattson, Hassan Chamsi-Pasha, Jonathan Crane, Hakan Ertin, Mehunisha Suleman.

Sample Chapter(s)
Chapter 1: Islamic Ethics: Sources, Methodology and Application (382 KB)

  • Islamic Ethics: Sources, Methodology and Application (Tariq Ramadan)
  • Islamic Bioethics: Infrastructure and Capacity Building (Alireza Bagheri)
  • What Islamic Bioethics Offers to Global Bioethics (Alireza Bagheri, Alastair Campbell, Carol Taylor, James Rusthoven, Jonathan Crane, and Abdallah Daar)
  • Gender and Sexuality in Islamic Bioethics (Ingrid Mattson)
  • The Physician-Patient Relationship in Islamic Context (Mohammad Ali Albar and Hassan Chamsi-Pasha)
  • Islamic Perspective on Brain Death and Organ Transplantation (Abul Fadl Mohsin Ebrahim)
  • An Ethical Account of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research in the Islamic World (Hakan Ertin and Ilhan Ilkilic)
  • Environmental Ethics in Islam (Azizan Baharuddin and Mohd Noor Musa)
  • Animal Rights in Islam: The Use of Animals for Medical Research (Bagher Larijani, Nazafarin Ghasemzadeh, and Mansoureh Madani)
  • Biomedical Research Ethics in the Islamic Context: Reflections on and Challenges for Islamic Bioethics (Mehrunisha Suleman)
  • Challenges in Islamic Bioethics (Khalid Alali, Gamal Serour and Alireza Bagheri)

Readership: Healthcare professionals, health policy makers, physicians and nurses, lawyers academics, researchers, graduate students and lay public.


ISBN: 9781783267491
Cover Type: Hardcover
Page Count: 272
Year Published: 2017
Language: English

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