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  • Canadian Laws In The Light Of Islamic Beliefs

     Ahsan Jalal updated 1 month, 4 weeks ago 5 Members · 9 Posts
  • Haseeb Faisal

    Member March 29, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Salam,

    I live in Canada. We have a few laws/policies here that may not be in line with Islamic beliefs – please correct me if I’m wrong below. For instance, we must identify an individual with pronouns (e.g., he, him, her, hers, etc.) of their choosing regardless of the sex they were assigned at birth. Additionally, doctors must refer patients seeking euthanasia to specialists who can aid them in undergoing this process. For individuals belonging to the trans community, doctors are also obliged to direct them on how to access the necessary resources for operations and medications for sex change. My question is, would a Muslim be sinning if he or she was following these laws/policies? Particularly considering the fact that a doctor may be facilitating the process of assisted suicide or significant changes to the body. Can someone please shed some light on this matter?

    JazakAllah

  • Faisal Haroon

    Moderator March 29, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    Are you asking this question as a doctor? If so, then hopefully you can advise your patients about what is right. If they still persist then you have no sin for providing them with referrals. We’re only obligated to whatever is possible in our domain – the rest is between your patients and God.

    • Haseeb Faisal

      Member March 30, 2021 at 10:47 am

      JazakAllah for the answer. I am asking as someone who is currently a student and pursuing the field of medicine. As far as referrals are concerned, the doctor can only go as far as sharing the benefits, harms, and alternatives of any particular procedure. As you probably know, I can’t share my moral/religious views on them. This is why I’m concerned!

      In terms of referring to people by their prefered pronouns, this is a law that was passed four years ago. It is incumbent on all residents of Canada under the criminal code to adhere to this law. In this case, would I be sinning?

  • Umer

    Moderator April 1, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Following videos add further insight into this matter from a principle standpoint:

    Please refer to the video below from 30:43 to 34:48

    • Haseeb Faisal

      Member April 1, 2021 at 6:16 pm

      JazakAllah. These videos are very helpful.

  • Umer

    Moderator April 1, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    Please also refer to the video below from 1:51:40 to 1:55:12

  • Ahmad Shoaib

    Contributor April 1, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    As far as I know- one does not have to treat a patient. He is not obligated to and can simply, with no reason, deny to treat a patient when it comes to things like euthanasia.

    • Haseeb Faisal

      Member April 1, 2021 at 9:47 pm

      Yes, you’re absolutely right! However, making a referral to a physician who would be willing to provide the patient with medical assistance in dying is mandatory in that event.

  • Ahsan Jalal

    Moderator April 22, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    In recent Q&A Session with Ghamidi Sahab on Questions selected from ASK GHAMIDI Platform:

    For answer to your question, please refer to the video below from 38:06 to 39:47

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