Brain Death in Islamic Ethico‐Legal Deliberation: Challenges for Applied Islamic Bioethics

  title={Brain Death in Islamic Ethico‐Legal Deliberation: Challenges for Applied Islamic Bioethics},
  author={Aasim I. Padela and Ahsan M. Arozullah and Ebrahim Moosa},
  journal={Medical-Legal Studies eJournal},
Since the 1980s, Islamic scholars and medical experts have used the tools of Islamic law to formulate ethico-legal opinions on brain death. These assessments have varied in their determinations and remain controversial. Some juridical councils such as the Organization of Islamic Conferences' Islamic Fiqh Academy (OIC-IFA) equate brain death with cardiopulmonary death, while others such as the Islamic Organization of Medical Sciences (IOMS) analogize brain death to an intermediate state between… 
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  • Brain Death in Islamic Ethico-Legal Deliberation 38 Moosa, op. cit. note 1
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