Physician-Assisted Suicide and Other Forms of Euthanasia in Islamic Spiritual Care

  title={Physician-Assisted Suicide and Other Forms of Euthanasia in Islamic Spiritual Care},
  author={Nazila Isgandarova},
  journal={Journal of Pastoral Care \& Counseling},
  pages={215 - 221}
  • Nazila Isgandarova
  • Published 1 December 2015
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling
The muteness in the Qur’an about suicide due to intolerable pain and a firm opposition to suicide in the hadith literature formed a strong opinion among Muslims that neither repentance nor the suffering of the person can remove the sin of suicide or mercy ‘killing’ (al-qatl al-rahim), even if these acts are committed with the purpose of relieving suffering and pain. Some interpretations of the Islamic sources even give advantage to murderers as opposed to people who commit suicide because the… 

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