Viewpoints of Quran on Euthanasia and Assisted- Suicide

Mahmood Atharizadeh


Euthanasia is a new phenomenon which emerges in medical fields and it may become the process of entering in common use, though, it has undergone a long history with sharp ethical, legal, and philosophical controversies among philosophers and theologians. In addition, it may cause arguments for and against its use among physicians in treating gravely ill patients suffering from terminally dead diseases. Therefore, some governments try to legalize it in their parliaments. Although it may be considered as a new good alternative for treating such patients, there is no single criterion for its applying. Quran, the Book of Islam, sharply rejects and forbids euthanasia and considers it an action against the will of God and the purpose of human being's creation which deserves an eternally punishment in the after world.

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