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date: 05 March 2024

Dignity (Human)/ Karāmah 

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World: Digital Collection
Author(s):
Mohsen KadivarMohsen Kadivar

Human dignity, referred to in Arabic as karāmah, is the cornerstone of Islamic bioethics. This article will explore the concept of dignity in the Islamic normative tradition with specific focus on relevant passages in the foundational sources, particularly the Qurʾān. Due to its centrality to most bioethical discussions, the article argues that the classical theory of Shariʿah objectives should be revisited to include preservation of human dignity.... ...

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