Matters of life and death

Islam and matters of life and death

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  • Created on: 31-05-10 14:46

Why do Muslims believe in life after death?

  • The Qur'an teaches there is life after death
  • The Prophet taught that there is life after death
  • Life after death is one of the six beliefs of Islam
  • Life is a test from God and will be judged. The idea of life being a test only makes sense if life after death exists
  • Gives their lives meaning and purpose
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What do muslims believe about abortion?

One view

  • The soul is given at the moment of conception so having an abortion is murder
  • The Qur'an teaches that murder is wrong and abortion is a form of murder
  • The Qur'an bans abortion

Second view

  • The soul is not given until 120 days so having an abortion before then is not murder
  • The mother's life has more priority than the foetus so can be permitted if her life is at risk
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What do Muslims believe about Euthanasia?

  • The Qur'an says that suicide is wrong and Euthanasia is a form a suicide
  • Life belongs to God so only God had the right to take it
  • Life is a test so ending life early is like cheating and getting an easy way out
  • The Qur'an bans murder and Euthanasiais a form of murder
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