Doctors & Patients

At the heart of the medical profession is the interaction between doctor and patient, and classical Muslim literature often codified what rights and responsibilities the two hold over one another. What were these and do they hold true to this day? And how should Muslim doctors and patients navigate situations where they feel they are called upon to act in contradiction to their faith?

This series will, God willing, address the following questions:

How can Muslims deal with the practical problems they face in their working day?

E.g., can you miss prayers if you’re in theatre?

What if your bleep goes off during Jumma?

Can Muslims sign cremation forms?

What is the ruling on the use of unlawful products within medicines?

Can I fast even though I suffer from a chronic illness?

What are the criteria for consent within Muslim law?

How has the issue of confidentiality been treated?