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Universitas Medica

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LINCE-RIVERA, Isabella et al. Islamic Beliefs Regarding Death and Analysis of its Impact in Human Donation. Univ. Med. [online]. 2018, vol.59, n.4, pp.87-92. ISSN 0041-9095.

Islam is a religion that emerged in the seventh century in the east of the Arabian Peninsula when Mahoma, the prophet, had revelations of angel Gabriel and consecutively proposed the birth of this form of life that is based on submission before the will of Allah. Beliefs around this religion have crossed borders due to the voluntary or forced migration of their community, exercising a major socio-cultural influence on its believers regarding death and, therefore, human organ donation and tissues for transplantation. For this reason, its study is an issue of great interest to health professionals, since there are perceptions that have a direct impact on the conception of their faithful. The body is considered as a sacred entity, symbol of the integration of the soul, matter, ego and intellect with a resurrection that could jeopardize its integrity when donation is carried out. However, major institutions in Islamic Bioethics support that moral obligation of universal solidarity is more important, leading to do good to the neighbor, as long as it does not infringe any damage to one's own.

Palavras-chave : Islam; death; donation; body.

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