Brain Death

Can brain death be used as a criterion for death?

Answer:

According to the hints in the Qur’an, death must encompass a total loss of all bodily functions. As a lot of organs continue to function after brain death, therefore it alone cannot be defined as death.


This question was answered by Mr Ghamidi in Deen-o-Danish, an online TV session hosted by Dr Muneer Ahmad aired on Dunay TV. The text has been rendered into English by Mr Dhu al-Nurain.



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