The raison d'etre of this book is the Muslim dilemma when confronted with some of the biotechnological innovations which relate to the precautionary measures to prevent the birth of children, technological manipulation in order to overcome infertility, and the termination of foetal life. The author analyzes these biotechnological issues under the broad teachings of the Qur'an and Sunnah so as to ascertain their legality under the Shariah. Proper grasp of the implications of these issues within the Islamic framework is expected to provide perplexed Muslims with the necessary guidance in the event that circumstances demand that they opt for contraceptive devices, modern techniques to overcome infertility, or abortion.
About the Author
Abu Fadl Mohsin Ebrahim studied at the Aleemiyah Institute of Islamic Studies, Karachi (founded by Mawlana Dr. Muhammad Fazl-ur-Rahman Ansari rahmat Allah alayhi) after secondary school, and later at al-Azhar University, where he obtained the Degree of Bachelor in Theology in the 1970s. Originally from Seychelles, he was mainly responsible for the formation of the Muslim youth branch of the Islamic Society of Seychelles and the construction of Seychelles' first Masjid. He also founded the Iqra' Monthly magazine. He holds a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Religion from Temple University, Philadelphia, and currently serves as a lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Durban-Westville, South Africa.
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