Islam’s Stance on Human Male Pregnancy

Dr. Muhammad M. Abu Laylah, professor of the Islamic Studies & Comparative Religions at Al-Azhar University, stated that: “Allah is the sole Creator of human kind, male and female, as well as all other creatures. He created man and woman and gave each of them some distinct qualities and functions.
Man is different from woman in the physical and psychological – and perhaps in the mental – senses. But they stand on equal footing before the law of Allah. Sex-change is a violation of the order set by Allah. It is a sin; human cloning is totally forbidden in Islam for it’s an immoral act.
The first attempt to prove the possibility of human male pregnancy was carried out in Australia, about 25 years ago. This experiment cost millions of dollars at that time. Yet, the whole process proved failure due to man’s lack of womb, the necessary tool in the process of conception. This is the way Allah created human beings. But, the feminist scientists never give up their violations and continue trying to prove that there is no difference between the two sexes.
Now we wonder: If such operation is carried out, does such an abnormal pregnancy constitute a guarantee of having a normal baby? Will there be normal process of breast-feeding? Where will such an ill-fated baby, conceived out of that manufactured pregnancy, find the warmth and motherly tender care enjoyed by other normal babies? How would the baby call his “bag” carrier? And what sort of relationship do we think it will exist between those who were born naturally and those who came as a fruit of illegitimate and unnatural ways? Doesn’t it sound illogic for a natural birth to cost almost nothing and for such a sophisticated and manufactured baby to cost millions of dollars?! Besides, let’s ask: is there any necessity at all for such useless experiments at the time that the world is still suffering from the problem of overpopulation and many countries are now trying to reduce solve this problem?
Given all this, we say that the feminists and lovers of destruction are always at loggerheads with Allah’s Law and Order. We, Muslims, should not be surprised at this. Allah has foretold us long ago in the Qur’an that Satan will misguide some people and tempt them to change the creation of Allah. Whether this happens at the hands of scientists or at the hands of ignorant men is not the point. It is still a sinful act. In this context, Allah says: “They invoke in His stead only females; they pray to none else than Satan, a rebel whom Allah cursed, and he said: Surely I will take of Thy bondmen an appointed portion, and surely I will lead them astray, and surely I will arouse desires in them, and surely I will command them and they will cut the cattle’s ears, and surely I will command them and they will change Allah’s creation. Whoso chooseth Satan for a patron instead of Allah is verily a loser and his loss is manifest. He promiseth them and stirreth up desires in them, and Satan promiseth them only to beguile. For such, their habitation will be hell, and they will find no refuge therefrom.” (An-Nisa’: 117-121)
There is another cause of wonder: If it’s true that such operation has been carried out, or if there is any possibility for conducting such scientific experiment, what will be the nature of the paternal and maternal qualities in babies born out of male pregancy? What about their legal status in the society? I feel that such operation or experiment is doomed to failure. This is because it is odd and alien to sound societies. It is better for scientists to deal with serious human problems and do their best in solving them.
Finally, let’s reflect on this Qur’anic verse:
“The similitude of the life of the world is only as water which We send down from the sky, then the earth’s growth of that which men and cattle eat mingleth with it till, when the earth hath taken on her ornaments and is embellished, and her people deem that they are masters of her, Our commandment cometh by night or by day and we make it as reaped corn as if it had not flourished yesterday. Thus do We expound the revelations for people who reflect.”
(Yunus: 24)”