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Health issues in Islam: including medical ethics, physically-challenged Muslims, diet, fasting health, and death/dying rites.
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Medicine of the Prophet
Traditional medicine in Islam is often referred to as Medicine of the Prophet. Muslims often explore the Medicine of the Prophet as an alternative to modern therapies, or as a supplement to modern medical treatment.

Medical Ethics in Islam
How do Muslims feel about such issues as euthenasia, organ donation, life support, cloning, infertility treatments, and abortion? What does Islam teach about these issues?

Muslims With Disabilities
Islamic resources for Muslims with disabilities

Alcohol in Islam
Why is alcohol forbidden in Islam, and which verses in the Qur'an prohibit its consumption?

Is Smoking Allowed in Islam?
Is cigarette smoking forbidden in Islam? Is there an Islamic fatwa about smoking? What do the Qur'an, hadith, and Islamic scholars say about smoking?

Dangers of Smoking According to Islam
Muslims are forbidden to harm themselves or others. Yet millions of Muslims all over the world are doing just that - harming, even killing themselves and their families. In the Qur'an, Allah says, “...he [the Prophet] commands them what is just, and forbids them what is evil; he allows them as lawful what is good, and prohibits them from what is bad..." (Qur'an 7:157). So what are the evils …

How Islam Can Help You Quit Smoking
Islamic scholars generally agree that smoking is forbidden in Islam. How can Islam help you quit smoking?

What Does Islam Say About In Vitro Fertilization?
What does Islam say about in vitro fertilization, or similar assisted reproduction technologies?

Health and Safety of Islamic Fasting
The fast of Ramadan is rigorous, and the Qur'an indicates that those who are ill, pregnant, nursing, or elderly do not have to fast. Always consult with your doctor about the safety of fasting in your situation and health.

Murdered Deaf Student a Muslim
Gallaudet University is a liberal arts college for deaf and hard of hearing students in Washington, DC. In 2001, a murder in the university dorms ended the young life of Benjamin Varner, a Muslim convert who was a student at the school.

Life Support and Euthanasia in Islam

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