ISLAMIC bIOETHICS IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

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Abstract

Islamic bioethics is in good health, this article argues. During the twentieth century, academic researchers had to deal with a number of difficulties including the scarcity of available Islamic sources. However, the twenty-first century witnessed significant breakthroughs in the field of Islamic bioethics. A growing number of normative works authored by Muslim religious scholars and studies conducted by academic researchers have been published. This nascent field also proved to be appealing for research-funding institutions in the Muslim world and also in the West, such as the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). On the other hand, the article argues that contemporary Islamic bioethics is in need of addressing news issues and adopting new approaches for the sake of maintaining and improving this good health in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)592-599
Number of pages8
JournalZygon
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Bioethics
  • Environment
  • Ethics
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Interpretation
  • Islam
  • Science
  • Theology and science
  • Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education

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