Table of Contents:
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • 1. Taking Life and Saving Life: The Islamic Context
  • Abortion
  • 2. The Problem of Abortion in Classical Sunni fiqh
  • 3. Contemporary Muslim Ethics of Abortion
  • 4. The Right Not to Be Born: Abortion of the Disadvantaged Fetus in Contemporary Fatwas
  • War
  • 5. Between Functionalism and Morality: The Juristic Debates on the Conduct of War
  • 6. Saving and Taking Life in War: Three Modern Muslim Views
  • 7. Discourses on Jihad in the Postmodern Era
  • Euthanasia
  • 8. The "Good Death" in Islamic Theology and Law
  • 9. Brain Death and Islamic Traditions: Shifting Borders of Life?
  • Afterword: The Past in the Future of Islamic Ethics
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Contributors
  • Index
  • Index of Qur'an Citations