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Human embryonic stem cells

Therapeutic Cloning Advances in the Muslim World

Far more than just copying cells for the purpose of duplicating human beings, cloning technologies are leading to exciting medical applications. Continuing the discussion of Part 1, this article explores therapeutic cloning advances in the Muslim World.

Germline Gene Therapy (GGT)

Engineering Babies in Muslim Eyes

Al -‘Alim (The All-Knowing) is one of the 99 names of Allah found in the Qur’an. However, some modern scientists seem to want to append this title to their own names with a new form of procreation called “germ-line therapy” or “Ooplasmic transfer.”


Thinking of Getting Tattoos?

Tattoos can cause cancer and mutations – and one color is potentially more toxic than others, according to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). An ECHA research in 2017 has investigated possible tattooing risks. The agency said: “Many reports show significant concerns for public health stemming from the composition of inks used for tattooing.” “The most severe …

Life Arose

New View: How Life Arose on Earth

{He it is who gives life and causes death; and when He decrees a matter, He but says to it, “Be,” and it is.} [Surat Ghafir 40:68]. Causality is the natural or worldly agency or efficacy that connects the cause with the effect. The first is responsible for the second, and the second is dependent …

How to Prove Paternity of an Absent Father

How to Prove Paternity of an Absent Father?

This response is from About Islam’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date. Salam Dear Mahmood, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. There are several ways we might encounter the situation you describe. One of the most compelling evidences that can be used is DNA. Some Muslim scholars are …

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