Doctors should do their best to preserve and protect
the life of the patient (Hippocratic tradition).
Intention should be always pro-life and all actions
should reflect that.
should be made to return the patient to good health.
treatment is a human right for every patient. The
best, most appropriate medical treatment should
be given to patients along with the best nursing
and fluid is a basic need for all people and is
the right of every patient. It is not allowed
to withdraw food and fluid any at time except
when the body is in the process of dying and food
and fluid can not be used by the body. Food and
fluid is a basic need not medical treatment.
doctor should "play GOD and decide who should
survive or who should die!" It is not for
the doctors to make judgements about the quality
of a patient’s life.
effective pain killers can be used to alleviate
or Adults with disabilities have EQUAL rights
to life and ethical medical treatment, like any
is forbidden for any doctor to take any step to
hasten the death of the patient (active/passive
euthanasia and assisted suicide are forbidden
should respect every patient as a human being,
as well as his/her religious wishes.
During the dying process, it may by right to withhold
medical treatment but palliative care, i.e. keeping
the patient comfortable and pain free, should
always be given.
look for the appropriate safe effective treatment,
because we are taught that for every disease there
is a cure.
Almighty is the real HEALER, doctors and medicine
are the necessary means for getting the healing!
Moment of death has been fixed only by the Creator
treatment allowed in Islam should be (Halal/permissible),
except in emergency when there is no substitute
and Tolerance of one's illness and suffering are
great Islamic virtues and are highly rewarded
by GOD. (Angels are surrounding the patient).
is forbidden to hasten your own death or to take
any suicidal step or to ask the doctor or any one
to end your life.
Wills (death wills) are forbidden in Islam. However
it is a duty on every Muslim to write early and
in advance the Will with regards to inheritance.
and Spiritual support are to be encouraged as
we believe they are effective in reducing suffering
and curing the illness.
the sick patient is highly recommended and is
highly rewarded by GOD
from the patient’s family, social support,
and hospice care are to be encouraged all the
Islamic Medical Association/UK