ISLAMIC GUIDELINES AGAINST MENTAL CAPACITY BILL(Euthanasia
ISLAM IS STRONGLY AGAINST ANY WAY(by intention) WHICH
ENDS THE LIFE OF ANY PATIENT(direct or indirect,active
or passive),AND WHICH KILLS HIM/HER!
BASIC ISLAMIC BELIEFS AND CONCEPTS (AQEEDA):
-ALLAH(GOD) is the Creator of all life.
He starts it and HE FINISH IT.!
He is also the Owner and Author of every life.
-The real life is the AFTERLIFE..!
-Human life is sacred.
-Attempted suicide/overdose,assisted suicide/Euthanasia,and
abortion(baby killing) are all forbidden in Islam.
-Any arrangement to end one's life(suicide/or assisted
suicide)) is forbidden in Islam,and hellfire is the punishment
prescribed according to the Hadith/Saying of the final
prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him)
-Any attempt to end the life of a sick or healthy innocent
person and by any way is forbidden.(direct or indirect,active
or passive/by omission).
action is judged by the intention(NIYYAT),and if the doctor's
intention is to end the life of a patient..it is forbidden.
-No doctor,no relative,no MP,no judge or lawyer and no
court can decide to end the life of any patient.
-A doctor's job is to protect and save life till the natural
ending as fixed by GOD,the Owner of life..when no any
medical intervention will help.
-the doctor should provide always the life saving treatment
-no patient (conscious and aware) should refuse any life
saving treatment.No intention of suicide is allowed in
But a patient can refuse some types of treatment ,with
no intention of death. or suicide.
-No muslim and no caring humane doctor should accept any
request from any patient who has asked to end his/her
life(it is against GOD and Islam,and against good medical
-It is forbidden to accept any advance Directive or a
LIVING WILL from any patient
in which there is a request to end his/her life...by a
and definetely no will should be legally binding on any
The only WILL allowed in Islam is the one related to inheritance..
-Food and water/fluid are basic human right to every one:healthy
(even it is a right for every animal)
No one should stop it,withheld it or withdraw it, in sickness
or in health!
Otherwise one is KILLING the patient by starvation and
And they are not considered :MEDICAL TREATMENT!!!
(no one is having a medical treatment when eating or drinking!..specially
when one is healthy).
time of the dying period:no medicine,no food,no fluid
and no medicine, will help any one or delay his/her death..
-All these Islamic concepts and beliefs apply to the sane
conscious informed patient/person
and it is not allowed to break any if the patient has
lost his/her mental power/judgement/thinking/decision....He/she
is still the same human being.
He/she should be treated as in normal conscious state.and
the relatives can not interfere with any or decide on
the ending of the life of the patient who is mentally
should not be any EXPLOITATION to any mentally incapacited
patient,who is unaware or unconscious and can not speak
-Mentally incapacitated patients did never give their
consent before to deprive them of their basic human survival
right and need(food and water).
of Protection" or "Lasting Power of Attorney"
can take away these basic human rights and which are good
medical practice(and according to Islam).
and they have no right to "ACT LIKE GOD" and
decide who should live or who should die?
is in THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PATIENT:
To help him/her by all means to stay alive,offering the
best and most effective medicine and pain killing drugs,arrange
many types of counselling,and to try to deal with the
underlying motives and reasons and to sort it out quickly.
facilitate for the patient to go to HELL..! is against
HIS/HER BEST INTEREST!
Any suicidal decision/action is a big crime in the eyes
of GOD,and is punished only by the HELLFIRE!
To arrange the ending of one's life is a BETRAYAL of GOD
and a betrayal to all his/her family and society.
ALLAH(THE GOD) has said in the final Holy Book AL QUR'AN:
In the name of ALLAH,the Most Compassionate,the Most Merciful
-"DO NOT KILL YOURSELVES,FOR VERILY ALLAH HAS BEEN
TO YOU MOST MERCIFUL" (chapter 4,verse 29)
-"....TAKE NOT LIFE WHICH ALLAH HAS MADE SACRED"
(chapter 6,verse 151)
-"ALLAH TAKES THE SOULS AT THE TIME OF THEIR DEATH,AND
THOSE THAT DIED DURING THEIR SLEEP..."
(chapter 39,verse 42)
-" AND(GOD) IS THE ONE WHO GAVE YOU LIFE,THEN SHALL
HE ORDAIN YOU TO DIE,THEN SHALL HE GIVE YOU LIFE AGAIN,TRULY
MANKIND IS UNGRATEFUL..."
(chapter 22,verse 66)
The well known Hadith/Saying of the prophet Muhammad(peace
be upon him)
"Whoever jumps off a mountain and kills himself/herself,will
forever keeps falling down in the depths of hell..!
Whoever takes a poison and kills himself/herself,will
forever keeps sipping that poison in hell!
Whoever kills himself/herself with an iron instrument,will
be carrying it forever in Hell!!!"
We have to remember also that last month,the big Fatwa,came
in Stokholm/Sweden,by the European Council for Fatwa and
Resaerch,which PROHIBITED ANY TYPE OF EUTHANASIA (direct
or indirect,active or passive),by ending the life of any
-To legalise the withdrawal of food or fluid from any
patient, or to neglect his/her life saving treatment,is
EUTHANASIA by omission !!
-To open this dangerous door,it will lead to slippery
slope and to a lot of abuse.
Patients will feel under pressure to end their life,it
will become in fact a duty to die and to be killed!
-We do admit there is a case to address the social,personnal,psychological
and the pressures and spiritual needs and problems of
the patients and to sort it out before reaching any drastic
decision:TO BE KILLED!
lot of counselling will be needed ,and more facilities
for hospices are required too and more effective analgesics
and pain killing drugs.
But THE MENTAL INCAPACITY BILL SHOULD BE REJECTED BY ALL
DOCTORS,and patients too.and by all the public ..:on HUMANE
GROUND..ON MEDICAL GROUND..ON SOCIAL GROUND...ON SPIRITUAL
AND RELIGIOUS GROUND..!
Protection of life till the natural moment of death, and
good medical practice are the only way forwards..!
Dr A.Majid Katme
Pro-life muslim campaigner.
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