Euthanasia in Islam

Euthanasia in Islam

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.

Answer

Euthanasia is an act, which hastens the death of the person, usually someone who is terminally ill or in great pain.

Euthanasia is strictly prohibited in Islam and is a form of suicide.  Suicide is haraam (unlawful) in Islam.

Allah (SWA) in the Holy Quran has said:

“And do not kill yourselves.  Surely, Allah is most Merciful to you”  (Surah Nisaa v.29)

“And do not throw yourselves into destruction”  (Surah Baqarah v.195)

The Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam has said “If somebody commits suicide with anything in this world, he will be tortured with that very thing on the Day of Judgement”   (Sahih Bukhari)

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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