Questions that face dying individuals, their families, and the professionals that help them at the end of their lives are explored in this volume. The contributors help the reader to come to terms with issues of mortality complicated by the diversity of cultures within society.
Chapter 13: Muslim Perspectives Regarding Death, Dying, and End-of-Life Decision Making
Muslim Perspectives Regarding Death, Dying, and End-of-Life Decision Making
Any provider of health or social services to the people of the United States must bear in mind the multicultural makeup of today's American population. One of the new groups emerging as a significant religious minority in the United States is the Islamic community, estimated to comprise 2.2% of the American population. In issues relating to death, dying, and end-of-life decision making, religious affiliation always has played an important role. For this group, it is no exception.
The Contemporary Islamic Community in North America
The Islamic community in North America has grown progressively during the past several decades. An estimated 6 million Muslims lived in the United States in ...