Towards Maqasid al-Shari'ah Based Nursing Ethics


  • Mohamad Firdaus Mohamad Ismail Department of Professional Nursing Studies, Kulliyyah of Nursing, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Siti Zuhaidah Shahadan Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Kulliyyah of Nursing, International Islamic University Malaysia



Nursing, Ethics, Islam, nursing practice, Maqasid al-Shariah.


Nursing ethics denotes the moral philosophy in nursing practices or a system of principles governing the conduct of nurses that are distinguished between morally good and evil or right and wrong. This system of principles adopted much from conventional moral theories in nursing practices to help nurses figure out what actions are right and wrong. Islam plays a crucial role in providing guidelines on the permissibility and acceptability of nursing practices, especially for Muslim nurses. This study conducts qualitative approaches based on library research. This article discusses the concept of nursing ethics and how it differs from Maqasid al-Shari'ah concerning decision-making processes. Both promote the benefit and prevent harm, but Maqasid al-Shari'ah is more comprehensive in guiding nurses in nursing practices. Then, several applications are presented as examples of how Maqasid al-Shari'ah can be used as a binding principle in nursing ethics.


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How to Cite

Mohamad Ismail, M. F. ., & Shahadan, S. Z. . (2021). Towards Maqasid al-Shari’ah Based Nursing Ethics. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARE SCHOLARS, 4(2), 83–88.




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