Last updated on: 6/4/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Islamic Medical Association Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“The IMA [Islamic Medical Association] endorses the stand that there is no place for euthanasia in medical management, under whatever name or form (e.g., mercy killing, suicide, assisted suicide, the right to die, the duty to die, etc.). Nor does it believe in the concept of a willful and free consent in this area. The mere existence of euthanasia as a legal and legitimate option is already pressure enough on the patient, who would correctly or incorrectly, read in the eyes of his/her family the silent appeal to go.”

“Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide,” www.islam-usa.com, May 13, 1996

Description:

“Organized by a small number of Muslim physicians in 1967, IMANA [Islamic Medical Association of North America] has since come a long way. It is more than just a professional association. IMANA provides a platform for Muslim physicians and students to discuss issues and share ideas relevant to Muslims in North America and around the world. Members of IMANA enrich their professional knowledge and learn about the theory and practice of Islamic medical ethics.”

www.imana.org (accessed Nov. 30, 2006)

Mission:

“The mission of IMANA [Islamic Medical Association of North America] is to provide a forum and resource for Muslim physicians and other health care professionals, to promote a greater awareness of Islamic medical ethics and values among Muslims and the community-at-large, to provide humanitarian and medical relief, and to be an advocate in health care policy.”

www.imana.org (accessed Nov. 30, 2006)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?