This proposed collection will contribute to the development of the promising but still nascent field of Islamic bioethics. Bioethics is a multidisciplinary area of scholarship that brings together diverse perspectives from different disciplines cutting across the divide between the life sciences on the one hand and the humanities and social sciences on the other. To date, there are few monographs and edited volumes that focus on Islamic bioethics, and this proposed collection will help researchers and scholars in this area by bringing together some of the important journal articles that address the rapidly developing field of Islamic bioethics from a number of perspectives. The collection will seek to incorporate and reflect the multidisciplinary character of this new field of study by including articles that explore the relationship between Islam and bioethics from the vantage point of history, theology, philosophy, law, anthropology, or sociology, not to mention medical and clinical practice.
In this collection the term Islamic bioethics will be used to cover both studies that address the Islamic normative perspective on biomedical issues or problems as well as studies that focus on discussions on such issues or problems within a Muslim context or as they relate to Muslim populations either in Muslim-majority countries or in Muslim-minority settings. This new collection should appeal mainly to researchers and scholars in the academic disciplines mentioned above but it should also appeal to professionals in fields including medicine, nursing, administration, and law. It should enrich curricula on bioethics in general especially for courses that seek to incorporate a comparative perspective.