- Naturally ,as fixed by GOD,the Creator and Owner
of life, without any interference by a doctor or
anyone else; without any intention of attempted
or assisted suicide or euthanasia; without any 'living
will' (to be killed)/except the Islamic will for
inheritance, with the full right to be given food,
nutrition and life-saving treatment ,all respected
even if one becomes mentally incapacitated, until
the sudden natural stoppage of heat/circulation
and respiration. Definitely not to die from starvation
or dehydration, as this is killing and against God's
As a Muslim believer, declaring and uttering again
at the moment of death(ShahadaH): There is only
one God, Allah (the same God of Moses, Jesus and
Muhammad: peace be upon them), and Muhammad was
the final messenger.
- Surrounded by family members in the privacy of
one's home (the Muslim's hospice), after having
the final halal food and drink. A will for inheritance
should have made out to the family members beforehand.
Reassured that a quick burial (not cremation) will
occur soon after death, and that no one will cut
the body, remove organs, mutilate or abuse any part,
and will keep it intact as it was in life (no autopsy/PM
or organ transplantation).
- Totally reassured that all these wishes have been
respected and implemented.
Dr A.Majid Katme(MBCh,DPM)
Spokesman on Medical ethics
Islamic Medical Association