Respected Ibraheem Bhoy, AA
I have always been a strong supporter of mercy killing or Euthanasia. Why suffer in a useless body and mind?
Several years ago, I did an extensive research on the issue and shared with the forum.
Is this against teaching of Quran? No!
Nowhere in the Qur'an do we find explicit prohibition of Euthanasia. As a rule, where the Qur'an omits something it does not mean that Allah forgot it. It means that the Almighty has left the matter up to humans to make their own decisions. Ideally, the Quranic government is the best body to handle such issues, but, in its absence, the individuals should be free to make their well-considered choice. The individuals would do better to consult with their families, two qualified physicians and an attorney.
5:101 O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! Do not ask unnecessary details of things (as the Israelites asked of Moses about the cow 2:68.) This attitude may bring unpleasant consequences for you. But if you ask them as the Qur’an is being revealed, the minor details of Ordinances might be given which will be hard for you to follow. God pardons you in this respect. For, God is Forgiving, Clement.
5:102 A folk before you (Israelites) started asking such questions and then became rejecters of their religion. [2:68, 2:108]
Some people refer to the following ayah against Euthanasia but the ayah is clearly talking about harming others in business matters.
4:29 O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! Do not consume one another’s wealth wrongfully, not even by way of trade based on mutual agreement. Do not destroy one another, and thus do not destroy your own ‘self’. Certainly, God has been Merciful to you.”
Personally, I would inform my family and go for Euthanasia if the situation demands.