Artificial life support? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Shahid Athar   

Q. After a massive brain hemorrhage, my mother is in a coma and is on artificial life support. Her Physician says there is no hope of her surviving and wants to pull the plug. We love her very much. What should we do?

A. Islam does not encourage prolonging misery in a vegetative state and patients should be allowed to die naturally when nothing more can be done. You should agree with the medical decision , maybe seek second opinion, but insist that hydration and nutrition be maintained.