KEYWORDS OF SPECIAL INTEREST TO ISLAMIC MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC

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					                           KEYWORDS OF SPECIAL INTEREST TO
             ISLAMIC MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC ETHICS (IMSE) DATABASE SEARCHERS
                                     ABRIDGED LIST

                                                 April 28, 2011
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              discussion.
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              secondary topic of discussion.
       3.     Search phrases in quotation marks (e.g., “+Arab world”).
       4.     Expand retrieval of a term as a primary topic of discussion by searching it preceded by an asterisk or
              as a title word (e.g., *Arabs or Arabs [ti]).

                          Keyword Descriptors from the Bioethics Thesaurus
ARAB WORLD                               ISLAMIC ETHICS                            MUSLIM RELIGIOUS SCHOLARS
ARABS                                    ISLAMIC LEGAL MAXIMS                      MUSLIM WORLD
FATWAS                                   ISLAMIC MEDICINE                          MUSLIMS
FIQH                                     ISLAMIC ORGANIZATIONS                     PRE-MODERN MUSLIM
HAJJ                                     ISLAMIC RITUALS                               RELIGIOUS SCHOLARS
HALAL                                    ISLAMIC SLAUGHTER                         SCHOOLS OF ISLAMIC LAW
HARAM                                    KORAN                                     SHARIA
IJTIHAD                                  MODERN MUSLIM RELIGIOUS                   SUNNA
ISLAMIC COUNCILS                             SCHOLARS

        See pages 2-3 for full information about each of the above Keyword Descriptors.


                              Examples of Keyword Identifiers (KWIs)
                        Used for Indexing IMSE Documents (non-geographic)
ADAB AL-TABIB                                                 ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA
AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY (KARACHI)                                 MEDICAL ETHICS AND HISTORY OF MEDICINE
AMERICAN MUSLIM COUNCIL                                           RESEARCH CENTER (TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF
AMMAN DECLARATION ON HEALTH PROMOTION                             MEDICAL SCIENCES)
BEDOUINS                                                      MIDDLE EAST SOCIETY FOR ORGAN
GULF COOPERATIVE COUNCIL (NOTE: INCLUDES                          TRANSPLANTATION
    BAHRAIN; KUWAIT; OMAN; QATAR; SAUDI                       MUSLIM LAW COUNCIL (GREAT BRITAIN)
    ARABIA; UNITED ARAB EMIRATES; YEMEN)                      MUSLIM WORLD LEAGUE
IRANIAN INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL ETHICS                           NATIONAL BIOETHICS COMMITTEE (PAKISTAN)
IRANIAN SOCIETY OF ETHICS IN SCIENCE AND                      NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH
    TECHNOLOGY                                                    (IRAN)
ISLAMIC CHARTER OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH ETHICS                  ORGANIZATION OF THE ISLAMIC CONFERENCE
ISLAMIC CODE OF MEDICAL ETHICS                                PAKISTAN MEDICAL AND DENTAL COUNCIL
ISLAMIC EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL                  REGIONAL COMMITTEE OF ETHICS FOR MEDICAL
    ORGANIZATION                                                  RESEARCH (IRAN)
ISLAMIC FIQH ACADEMY                                          REGULATION ON PATIENT RIGHTS 1998 (TURKEY)
ISLAMIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION OF NORTH                          SHIITES
    AMERICA                                                   SUFIS
ISLAMIC ORGANIZATION OF MEDICAL SCIENCES                      SUNNI


            Examples of Keyword Identifiers (KWIs) Used for Indexing IMSE Documents
                      (geographics, including historic geographic locations)
BAHRAIN                       LEBANON                         NORTHERN AFRICA                 SENEGAL
EGYPT                         MALAYSIA                        OMAN                            TANZANIA
INDONESIA                     MALI                            OTTOMAN EMPIRE                  TUNISIA
IRAN                          MEDITERRANEAN                   PAKISTAN                        TURKEY
JORDAN                        REGION                          PERSIA                          UNITED ARAB
KASHMIR                       MIDDLE EAST                     QATAR                           EMIRATES
KUWAIT                        MOROCCO                         SAUDI ARABIA                    YEMEN
           IMSE-Related Keyword Descriptors (KWDs) in the 2011 Bioethics Thesaurus
LT ARAB WORLD                                                SN Independent reasoning by Muslim religious
DT 2010                                                         scholars in interpreting Islamic religious law
SN Arabic-speaking countries stretching from the                (sharia)
   Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Arabian Sea in          BT Sharia
   the east, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the           NT Fatwas
   north to the Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean          RT Fiqh+
   in the southeast (Wikipedia, accessed 1/21/10)
BT Non-Western world                                         LT ISLAMIC COUNCILS
RT Arabs                                                     DT 2010
   Muslim world                                              SN Assemblies that study issues pertaining to
                                                             Islamic faith, law, ethics, or theology
LT   ARABS                                                   RT Islamic organizations
DT   2009
BT   Ethnic groups                                           LT ISLAMIC ETHICS
RT   Arab world                                              DT 1974
     Muslims                                                 SN The moral teachings of Islam, a monotheistic
                                                                religion promulgated by the Prophet
LT FATWAS                                                       Mohammed with Allah as the deity (based on
DT 2010                                                         MeSH)
SN Rulings issued by recognized Islamic scholars on          NT Koran
   matters of Islamic law (sharia)                              Sharia+
UF Fatawa                                                       Sunna
BT Ijtihad
RT Sharia+                                                   LT ISLAMIC LEGAL MAXIMS
                                                             DT 2011
LT FIQH                                                      SN General principles on which most schools of
DT 2011                                                         Islamic law have agreed
SN Interpretation of Islamic religious law (sharia) by       BT Fiqh
   Muslim religious scholars
UF Figh                                                      LT ISLAMIC MEDICINE
   Islamic jurisprudence                                     DT 2010
BT Sharia                                                    SN A particular approach to the practice of
NT Islamic legal maxims                                         medicine inspired by Islamic norms and values
   Islamic rituals+                                          BT Traditional medicine
   Schools of Islamic law
RT Ijtihad+                                                  LT   ISLAMIC ORGANIZATIONS
   Halal                                                     DT   2011
   Haram                                                     BT   Organizations
                                                             RT   Islamic councils
LT HAJJ
DT 2011                                                      LT ISLAMIC RITUALS
SN A ritual journey made by Muslims to the holy              DT 2011
   sites in Mecca                                            SN Religious duties prescribed by Islamic scripture
UF Muslim religious pilgrimages                                 (the Koran and the sunna)
BT Islamic rituals                                           UF Islamic ritual impurity
   Travel                                                    BT Fiqh
                                                             NT Fasting
LT   HALAL                                                      Hajj
DT   2011                                                       Islamic slaughter
SN   Permitted under Islamic sharia law                         Prayer
BT   Sharia
RT   Haram                                                   LT ISLAMIC SLAUGHTER
     Islamic slaughter                                       DT 2010
                                                             SN A method of slaughtering animals that is
LT HARAM                                                     compatible with the rules of sharia
DT 2011                                                      UF Halal slaughter
SN Prohibited under Islamic sharia law                       BT Islamic rituals
BT Religiously prohibited materials                          RT Halal
   Sharia
RT Halal                                                     LT   KORAN
                                                             DT   2010
LT IJTIHAD                                                   SN   The sacred scripture of Islam
DT 2010                                                      UF   Qur'an


                                                         2
   Quran                                                     DT 2010
BT Islamic ethics                                            SN Pre-18th century Muslim religious scholars
RT Sunna                                                     BT Muslim religious scholars

LT MODERN MUSLIM RELIGIOUS SCHOLARS                          LT SCHOOLS OF ISLAMIC LAW
DT 2010                                                      DT 2011
SN Muslim religious scholars from 1800 to the                SN Schools of legal thought founded by
present                                                         authoritative Muslim religious scholars
BT Muslim religious scholars                                 UF Hanafi
                                                                Hanbali
LT MUSLIM RELIGIOUS SCHOLARS                                    Jafari
DT 2010                                                         Madhhab
SN Experts who are qualified to issue authoritative             Maliki
   views pertaining to Islamic faith, law, ethics, or           Zaydi
   theology                                                  BT Fiqh
UF Muslim jurists
   Ulama                                                     LT SHARIA
NT Modern Muslim religious scholars                          DT 2010
   Pre-modern Muslim religious scholars                      SN Islamic religious law; the code of law derived
RT Muslims                                                      from the Koran and from the teachings of
                                                                Mohammed (based on The Free Online
LT MUSLIM WORLD                                                 Dictionary, accessed 2/2/10)
DT 2010                                                      UF Islamic religious law
SN In a cultural sense, the worldwide community of              Shariah
   Muslims; historically, Muslim majority countries          BT Islamic ethics
   or countries in which Islam dominates politically         NT Fiqh+
   (Wikipedia, accessed 1/21/10)                                Halal
UF Islamic world                                                Haram
   Ummah                                                        Ijtihad+
BT Non-Western world                                         RT Fatwas
RT Arab world
   Muslims
                                                             LT SUNNA
LT   MUSLIMS                                                 DT 2011
DT   2010                                                    SN The way of life prescribed as normative for
SN   Believers in or adherents of the Islamic religion          Muslims on the basis of the teachings and
UF   Moslems                                                    practices of the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad,
BT   Population groups                                          and his interpretations of the Koran (based on
RT   Arabs                                                      worldnetweb.princeton.edu/per/webwn,
     Islamic ethics                                             accessed 12/3/10)
     Muslim religious scholars+                              UF Hadith
     Muslim world                                               Sunnah
                                                             BT Islamic ethics
LT   PRE-MODERN MUSLIM RELIGIOUS SCHOLARS                    RT Koran




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