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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 Sukri, Norhamiza and Md Nazir, Noorhidayah and Ahmad Radzi, Muhammad Aa'zamuddin (2014) Exploring the Islamic perspective on tissue engineering principles and practice. In: 2nd World Conference on Islamic Thought & Civilization (WCIT2014 ), 18th-19th August 2014, Casuarina@Meru, Ipoh, Perak.

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Tissue engineering is related to the replacement, restoration, repair and/or regeneration of tissues and organs that are tailored to the needs of the individual patient. The potential applications of tissue engineering, both for clinical and non-clinical purposes 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 closely linked to moral, religious, philosophical, political and economic aspects. There are on-going debates on certain aspects in tissue engineering that seem to indicate that scientists maybe “playing God”. This article briefly analyses and addresses tissue engineering principles and the discourse surrounding it. Subsequently, the author briefly reflects on the Islamic perspectives, both for and against tissue engineering, in the context of its principles and practices. The discussions are based on the concept of ijtihad that offers flexibility to examine and adopt new scientific developments and resolve issues in light of the Qurʼan and Sunnah. It serves 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: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 6006/41807
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tissue engineering, regenerative 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
Depositing User: Munirah Sha'ban
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2015 12:44
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 09:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/41807

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