Turning off life support machine

Q: If someone is on a life support machine and his family has to turn it off, if ever they are in that position, is it Islamic to do so?

A: If there is no apparent possibility of recovery then you may switch it off.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)