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Islamic Bioethics

ByAbdulaziz Sachedina

Islam, as a comprehensive religious-moral system, does not divide the public space in terms of spiritual and secular domains with separate jurisdictions. Its comprehensive ethical deliberations cover all areas of human activity and are founded upon moral realism touching the lives of ordinary people. Ultimate questions connected with human suffering through illness and other afflictions, reproduction and abortion, death and dying, are within the purview of its religiously based ethics. Human beings are essentially God’s creatures, and, hence, their total welfare related to this and the next world is God’s concern.