of human life is a basic islamic concept;
All Muslims believe that ALLAH/THE GOD,is the Creator
and the Owner of all life.
He starts human life from conception and He only
will end it through natural death.The moment of
death is fixed only by our Creator.
There are many verses in the final Holy Book AL
QUR'AN which emphasize these basic islamic beliefs:
"DO NOT KILL YOURSELVES,FOR VERILY
ALLAH HAS BEEN TO YOU MOST MERCIFUL"
(chapter 4,verse 29)
"....TAKE NOT LIFE WHICH ALLAH HAS
(chapter 6,verse 151)
"AND(ALLAH) IS THE ONE WHO GAVE YOU
LIFE,THEN SHALL HE ORDAIN YOU TO DIE,THEN SHALL
HE GIVE YOU YOUR LIFE AGAIN,TRULY MANKIND IS UNGRATEFUL"
(chapter 22,verse 66)
According to these clear Holy Scriptures:
Suicide,attempted suicide,assisted suicide(Euthanasia)
and abortion are all PROHIBITED in Islam,as well
as the life of any innocent child,civilian or old
or disabled .
There is a clear saying of the final prophet Muhammad(peace
be upon him) which prohibited all types/methods
of suicide like: taking a poison,jumping from a
mountain or by using an iron instrument..! otherwise
hell is the punishment!
All types of euthanasia are prohibited in Islam:
Direct or deliberate euthanasia(voluntary and involuntary),assisted
suicide,indirect euthanasia and passive euthanasia(as
stated by the European Council for Fatwa and Research,
It is forbidden to end deliberately( by intention)
or to hasten the death of any person.
Food and fluid are basic human rights and needs
to be provided for every human being whether one
is sick or healthy.
It is prohibited too to stop any life saving treatment.
we muslims OPPOSE strongly any measure to STOP/WITHDRAW
food and fluid from any patient,whether he/she is
conscious or not( in coma),child or old,disabled
or with terminal illness.
Any medicine/analgesic which hasten death is to
So called living will(death/killing will) is prohibited
in islam, but muslims are requested to do quickly
during their life:one type of will : to deal with
assets and the distribution of the inheritance.(OUR
LIVING WILL IS TO LIVE ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF
No believer has the right to decide about ending
his/her life at any time and at any stage of the
Muslim believe that for every disease there is a
cure,as stated by the prophet:HOPE THERAPY! also
the belief that we do not own our bodies,my body
belongs to the Creator,the Designer ,the real Owner!
also believe in accepting any hardship suffering
or illness and to be patient,as it takes all the
previous sins away (purification) ..! but one should
try before to avoid any illness and one is allowed
to take the best treatment or best effective analgesic.
Palliative care is recommended in Islam and the
best hospice for the muslim is to die at home with
family members around.
This is the BEST DIGNIFIED DEATH/BEST DEATH ,natural
death according to GOD's plan and not according
to doctor's , Judge or family's plan or decision.
This is also for THE BEST INTEREST for every muslim
We muslims have put a submission before
LIFE PROLONGED TREATMENTS: GOOD PRACTICE IN DECISION
-THE MENTAL CAPACITY BILL
And we oppose strongly now:LORD JOFFE's Bill ..as
it is clearly a Bill for euthanasia!
(and we hope all muslims do write to their MPs and
to the LORDS to drop this inhumane barbaric euthanasia
doctors/any doctor, should have the HUMAN RIGHT/Religious
belief/CONSCIENCIOUS objection to avoid any step
which will hasten the death or kill the patient.
a doctor to end the life of any patient,even following
patient's request,is the BIGGEST BETRAYAL OF THE
is a great GIFT from ALLAH..to be cherished and
to be protected by all means.
doctors,nurses and patients should all have this
basic belief and attitude to human life: FULL RESPECT
PROTECTION OF ANY HUMAN LIFE:They all are PRO-LIFE!
people feel more pressurised today to ask for euthanasia
,it will be wise to address all the underlying factors
and reasons which do lead them to take this most
serious drastic step or decision, like:
*Belief in the Creator,THE ONLY GOD,the Owner of
*Belief in the after life/Heaven and hell...
*The feeling of been a burden on the family/NHS.../love,care
and support and counselling.
*Hospice facility/Palliative care and better stronger
*The treatment of any depression/subclinical
*The hope of a new treatment or cure
*The sedative healing effect of the prayer
*The high rewards in accepting suffering
Dr A.Majid Katme(MBBCh,DPM)
Muslim Coordinator to SPUC
Pro-life Pro-family Muslim Campaigner(UK/UN)
T: 07944 240 622 E mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org