Life-Support Equipment
28 December، 1985

In the Name of Allāh,

the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful

Praise is due to Allāh, Lord of the worlds, may the blessings and peace be upon our master Muḥammad, the last of prophets, on his family, and all his companions.

Resolution No. 7 (7/2) Life-Support Equipment

The Council of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, holding its 2nd session in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 10–16 Rabīʿ al-Awwal 1406H (22–28 December 1985),

Having examined the medical and jurisprudential studies presented con- cerning Life-Support Equipment,

Having listened to the in-depth discussions and questions raised, particu- larly in relation to issues of life and death, due to the direct effect of disconnect- ing the life-support equipment from the patient,

Having noted that several aspects of the subject remain to be clarified,

Having considered that the comprehensive study on the subject made by the Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences of Kuwait should be taken as a reference,


First: To postpone the issuance of a resolution on this subject to the next session of the Academy.

Second: To entrust the Secretariat General of the Academy to compile all studies and resolutions of the Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences of Kuwait and provide the Academy’s members with a clear and specific summary.

Indeed, Allāh is the Giver of success.

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