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Physician’s juristic role
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CitationStodolsky, V. Y., Khoiwadia, M. A. (2018). Physician’s juristic role. Oxford Islamic Studies Online, 1-5.
This article discusses the normative and descriptive aspects of the physician’s juristic role and responsibilities according to Islamic law. In discussing the normative aspect of the physician’s juristic role in Islamic bioethics, one must first distinguish the juridical aspect of Islamic bioethics from bioethical views of Muslims. While the juridical aspect of Islamic bioethics is based upon the SharTah, the divine law revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, and the hermeneutic principles established to study and apply its norms and commands to concrete situations, bioethical views of Muslims may not necessarily be based upon this revelation. It is therefore possible for a Muslim physician to view the role of the physician based on bioethical opinions formulated by non-Muslims without referring to revelation.