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Islamic legal perspectives on genetically modified food

Bouzenita, Anke Sandra (2010) Islamic legal perspectives on genetically modified food. The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), 27 (1). pp. 1-30. ISSN 0742-6763

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Genetically modified food (GMF) is part of our realities as consumers worldwide. The techniques and possibilities involved do require an Islamic legal (fiqh) study as to assess GMF with regard to its consumption, production and related research. The paper focuses on placing the study of GMF within a holistic context, under consideration of the societal background and rationale it has been developed under. It investigates into the possibility of transferring fiqh devices such as istihalah (chemical transformation), istihlak (extreme dilution) and others to GMF combining genetic material from permissible and non-permissible sources. It raises a number of deliberations and concerns with regard to the usage of the ‘maqasidic’ scheme and discusses the permissibility of GMF under the aspects of changing creation or harnessing nature.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4901/5507
Uncontrolled Keywords: Genetically modified food (GMF), Islam
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Dr Anke Bouzenita
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2011 17:33
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2012 20:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/5507

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