Islamic Perspectives on the Principles of Biomedical Ethics

Islamic Perspectives on the Principles of Biomedical Ethics

Mohammed Ghaly

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Islamic Perspectives on the Principles of Biomedical Ethics presents results from a pioneering seminar in 2013 between Muslim religious scholars, biomedical scientists, and Western bioethicists at the research Center for Islamic Legislation & Ethics, Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies. By examining principle-based bioethics, the contributors to this volume addressed a number of key issues related to the future of the field. Discussion is based around the role of religion in bioethical reasoning, specifically from an Islamic perspective. Also considered is a presentation of the concept of universal principles for bioethics, with a response looking at the possibility (or not) of involving religion. Finally, there is in-depth analysis of how far specific disciplines within the Islamic tradition — such as the higher objectives of Sharia (maqāṣid al-Sharī'ah) and legal maxims (qawā'id fiqhīyah) — can enrich principle-based bioethics.


Contents:Methodological Issues:Deliberations within the Islamic Tradition on Principle-Based Bioethics: An Enduring Task (Mohammed Ghaly);The 'Bio' in Biomedicine: Evolution, Assumptions, and Ethical Implications (Muna Ali);A Maqāṣid-Based Approach for New Independent Legal Reasoning (Ijtihād) (Jasser Auda)Principles of Biomedical Ethics:The Principles of Biomedical Ethics as Universal Principles (Tom L Beauchamp);Response by Ali Al-Qaradaghi to Tom Beauchamp's Paper (Ali Al-Qaradaghi);The Principles of Biomedical Ethics Revisited (Annelien L Bredenoord);Script of Oral Discussions (Day 1, Session 3);Script of Oral Discussions (Day 2, Session 3)Islamic Perspectives on the Principles of Biomedical Ethics:Ethics in Medicine: A Principle-Based Approach in Light of the Higher Objectives (Maqāṣid) of Sharia (Ahmed Raissouni);Response by Hassan Chamsi-Pasha to Raissouni's Paper (Hassan Chamsi-Pasha);Script of Oral Discussions (Day 1, Session 2);Governing Principles of Islamic Ethics in Medicine (Abdul Sattar Abu Ghuddah);Response by Hassan Chamsi-Pasha to Abu Ghuddah's Paper (Hassan Chamsi-Pasha);Script of Oral Discussions (Day 1, Session 1);Formulating Ethical Principles in Light of the Higher Objectives of Sharia and Their Criteria (Ali Al-Qaradaghi);Script of Oral Discussions (Day 3, Session 3);Script of Concluding Discussions: Part One (Day 2: Session 1 and Session 2);Script of Concluding Discussions: Part Two (Day 3: Session 1 and Session 2)Conclusion: Critical Remarks (Tariq Ramadan);Glossary;Index;
Readership: Researchers and students interested in fields of (Islamic) bioethics, Islamic studies, religion and bioethics, religious ethics, Islam and the West, and intercultural studies.


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