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Weighing human dignity and cloning from ethical and Islamic perspectives

Shuriye, Abdi Omar (2006) Weighing human dignity and cloning from ethical and Islamic perspectives. 'Ulum Islamiyyah- The Malaysian Journal of Islamic Sciences, 5 (1). pp. 95-113. ISSN 1675-5936

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As a result of the expansion of scientific andtechnological innovations, bioethics as a field of study in the hierarchy of disciplines has emerged; it raises questions on human life, death, dignity, creativity, role of God in human innovation and moral values. This paper is on the ethics of cloning; the word cloning literally connotes a cell or group of cells, the process of human cloning may use a technique called Human somatic cell Nuclear Transfer. Clone also refers to organism descended asexually from a single ancestor. Then paper raises divers ethical questions related to cloning. The first ethical question on cloning involves in the origin of the clone and its relation to other humans as the clone child has no genetic father or mother in a family lineage. Another question is will the process affect the social identity, relationship and responsibility as these are widely connected to biological kinship? The paper also discuses the opinions of the advocates and opponents of cloning, it further weighs human dignity and cloning from a Qur'anic perspective.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4669/9493
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human dignity, cloning, Islam
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Science
Depositing User: Abdi Omar Shuriye
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2012 14:10
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2012 14:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/9493

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