Psychological and societal impacts of unknown descent and the Islamic objective of nasab. A preliminary study of chosen biomedical technologies

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Title

Psychological and societal impacts of unknown descent and the Islamic objective of nasab. A preliminary study of chosen biomedical technologies

Author

Bouzenita, Anke Iman
Hussain, Feryad A.

Language

English

Publication Date

20210101

Abstract

This paper is a preliminary study on the expected implications of some chosen biomedical developments on the loss of descent (nasab), its psychological effects on children and parents, and sociological effects generally. In the first part, this paper elaborates the meaning and importance of nasab (descent) in Islamic law, under consideration of the Higher Objectives of Shari’a, and explanation of some related legal rules. The second part investigates psychological impacts of unknown descent and reviews existing research in the field. The third and final part, presents five chosen scenarios i) human cloning through somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT); ii) surrogate motherhood; iii) IVF with sperm or egg donors; iv) anonymous milk banks; and v) mitochondria (mt) transplantation; in the light of the Islamic objective of nasab, its existence or non-existence, and possible consequences.

Primary Classification

2.1

Secondary Classification

2.1; 1.2; 17.1; 14.1; 5.1

Primary keywords

biomedical technologies [pri]; genetic relatedness ties [pri]; Islamic ethics [pri]

Secondary keywords

children; cloning; fiqh; in vitro fertilization; milk banks; psychology; reproductive technologies; shariah; sociology; surrogate mothers

Subject

Islamic bioethics; maqasid al-shari'ah; mitochondria; nasab

Journal Article

International Medical Journal Malaysia. 2021 January; 20(1): 171-186

Link for Internet access

Note

International Medical Journal Malaysia (IMJM)

Primary Document Type

j

Subject Captions

r

Bibliography

65 refs.

ISSN

18234631 (print); 27352285 (online)

Collection

Citation

“Psychological and societal impacts of unknown descent and the Islamic objective of nasab. A preliminary study of chosen biomedical technologies,” Islamic Medical & Scientific Ethics, accessed January 19, 2021, http://imse.ibp.georgetown.domains/items/show/38286.