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Exploring the Islamic perspective on tissue engineering principles and practice

Sha'ban, Munirah and Zainuddin, Zainul Ibrahim and Abdul Rahman, Rozlin and Mohamad, Mohd Yusof and Mohamad Syukri, Norhamiza and Md Nazir, Noorhidayah and Ahmad Radzi, Muhammad Aa'zamuddin (2014) Exploring the Islamic perspective on tissue engineering principles and practice. Global Journal Al-Thaqafah, 4 (2). pp. 30-40. ISSN 2232-0482 (O), 2232-0474 (P)

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Tissue engineering is related to the replacement, restoration, repair and/or regeneration of tissues/organs that are tailored to the needs of the individual patient. The potential applications of tissue engineering are being unveiled with much hype and expectations among the scientists and the public at large. The demand for engineered tissues may increase considerably, but the progress has been slow due to scientific and technical challenges that linked to moral, religious, philosophical, political and economic aspects. There are ongoing debates on certain aspects that seem to indicate that scientists maybe “playing God”. This article briefly analyses tissue engineering principles and the discourse surrounding it. Subsequently, the author briefly reflects on the Islamic perspectives, both for and against the technology. The discussions serve to provide a platform on how best to achieve a consensus that adequately deals with the scientific reality and the Islamic moral and legal jurisprudence that surrounds the technology.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6006/41405
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, biomedical technology, personalized medicine, Islamic perspective
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Biomedical Science (Effective:1st July 2011)
Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences > Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy
Depositing User: Munirah Sha'ban
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2015 16:51
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2015 09:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/41405

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