If there exists a level of mistrust, is it permissible to refuse medical treatment?


My question is about personal research-based decisions to refuse medical intervention, treatments, vaccines, and going against decisions of medics in conditions of today’s medicine. It is well-known that medicine today, particularly in western societies and those which follow their example, has become a big business rather than social service.

In such a case, severity of sickness, number of patients, and extent of medical interventions, determine how much profit the medical business gets. Medical students are being trained to act and take decisions in a way that supports such a state of medical business, and official researches are sponsored by indecent governments, while independent science is disregarded. Over years, independent studies have been raising questions and giving proofs against methods of today’s medicine. Moreover, there has been many indications that official medicine is being used even to influence the mental state and behaviour of population.

The question is, in the atmosphere of such mistrust, is it permissible for a person, after applying common sense and conducting independent research, to refuse or go against recommendations and decisions of medics and official medicine, when it comes to the health of oneself and his/her children, or even live and death matters?


With respect to the points you raised, you still need to seek treatment when you’re sick, as long as you- in a sensible way- are convinced that the medication you are taking is curing your body. In such a case, you are excused between you and your Creator. Otherwise, you will be accountable for neglecting your body, which is ‘a divine trust in your hand.

Answered by: Sheikh Mansour Leghaei