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Azhar scholars rejected Prof. Abdel-Mo’ti Bayoumi’s Fatwá that allows a couple not able to bear children to implant their zygote in the womb of another woman. They announced him a deviant from true Islām. Bayoumi said he is ready to turn from this fatwa if any medical discovery proved that...
The American University in Cairo (AUC) is believed to marginalize the Coptic Orthodox Church and ignore its ancient history and pure Egyptian identity and nationalism. It is believed to search for a substitute for the Coptic Orthodox Church to replace its viewpoints in some social issues that are...
Sheikh Youssef Al-Qaradawi comments on different issues: The US war against Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, cloning and gender issues.
The Sheikh of the Azhar approves that women can be judges, muftis and members of the Islamic Research Institute. He stressed that cloning human beings is impermissible. He believes that God may have given Amr Khaled the gift of preaching or perhaps people are impressed by his new way of addressing...
Muslim and Christian men of religion argue against cloning human beings
The author of the article cites a few examples of the fatwas that have resulted in controversy amongst Muslims.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs requested the opinion of the Azhar pertaining to cloning. It is expected that the United Nations will discuss the issue next September. Religiously, it is acceptable to grow organs for medical purposes. But it is forbidden to clone a full human being from which an...
Muhammad Ra’fat ‘Uthmān, the rapporteur of the fiqh [Islamic jurisprudence] Research Committee at the Islamic Research Academy, issued a fatwa rendering halāl [permissible] the use of genetic engineering technologies to determine the sex of the fetus.
Attorney Nabih Al-Wahsh filed a lawsuit against Nawal Al-Sa’adawi to separate her from her husband because she has left Islam and has not repented of her community-damaging ideas. The Mufti thinks that what Al-Sa’adawi said requires her to leave Islam and includes denials of what she knows about...
Pope Shenouda said that neither Judaism nor Christianity approve of cloning. He believes that having a host mother is not allowed because in such a case we would not know who the real mother is. He is also of the opinion that pregnancy from a dead father is unnatural as the relation between a man...
After being booted out of Al Azhar Medical College 11 years ago due to undergoing a sex change operation, Sally Mohammed Abdallah might be returning to classes there despite the prestigious university’s condemnation of her operation.
The University of Al-Azhar, the highest religious authority in the Muslim world, has stated that storage of human eggs is not forbidden by Islam. "Sharia (Islamic law) does not ban the freezing of human eggs if they are subsequently fertilized by the husband’s sperm in order to guarantee the...
Muslim and Christian religious leaders have announced their agreements that family planning is religiously acceptable and the lawful right of a man and wife. The leaders have also agreed that abortion is unacceptable under any circumstance unless the birth threatens the mother’s life.
Islamic scientists have confirmed that controlling the sex of an embryo is a scientific fallacy because only God has the power to give a person a boy or girl or make them become sterile.
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