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Reproductive technology: ethical dilemma of Muslim legalistic opinions

Haneef, Sayed Sikandar Shah (2014) Reproductive technology: ethical dilemma of Muslim legalistic opinions. The Malayan Law Journal, 4. i-xi. ISSN 0025-1283

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Abstract

Reproductive medical technology has revolutionised the natural order of human procreation. Accordingly, some have celebrated its advent as a new and liberating determinant of kinship at the global level and advocate it as a right to reproductive healthwhileothershavefrowneduponitasavehiclefor‘guiltlessexchangeofsexual fluid’andcommodificationofhumangametes.JuristicresponsesintheIslamicfaith rangefromunthinkingadoptiontorestrictiveuse.Whileutilisingthistechnologyto enablemarriedcouplestohavechildrenthroughtheuseoftheirownsexualmaterial is welcome, the use of third party, surrogacy and reproductive cloning are not in keeping with the sacrosanct principles of kinship, procreation through licit sexual intercourseandsocialcohesivenessforbuildingacohesivefamilyasupheldbyIslam. To examine such larger issues emanating from these new ways of human procreation,beyondthequestionoflegality,isapointwhichlegalscholarsinIslam, when issuing religious decrees, have not anticipated sufficiently. The article, henceforth, proposes to be an attempt to that end through a qualitative critical content analysis of selected literature written on the subject.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3049/39065
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reproductive technology, Muslim family law, kinship, ethical dilemma
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP470 Law reform. Criticism. Tanzim
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Prof. Sayed Sikandar Shah Haneef
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2014 15:30
Last Modified: 24 Dec 2014 20:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/39065

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