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|Man We did
create from a quintessence (of clay); Then We placed him as (a drop of)
sperm in a place of rest, firmly fixed; Then We made the sperm into a clot
of congealed blood; then of that clot We made a (fetus) lump; then we made
out of that lump bones and clothed the bones with flesh; then we developed
out of it another creature. So blessed be Allah, the best to create! (Qur’ān
Ensoulment is believed to occur at 40 or 120 days after fertilization, according to different schools of thought. [Alsosee section 4 iI also]. The right of the human fetus in Islam is similar to the rights of a mature human being, including the right to life, the right to inheritance, the right of compensation when injured by willful acts and the right to penalize assailants.
IMANA extends the principles of medical ethics to the patient in a vegetative state. Until the death has been declared, the patient in a vegetative state is considered a living person and has all the rights of a living person.