Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. I am interested to know the Shari`ah point of view of studying stem cell technologies for Muslims in the UK universities. As known, the UK is one of the countries that allow the research of donated Embryonic Stem Cells. Thus, studying in such field involves working with such cells. H owever, the studying course involves other things like tissue engineering, adult stem cells, cells culture, and cord blood stem cells which are promising fields to provide treatment for many diseases. Jazakum Allahu Khayran.
What is Islam's stance on adding a chemical substance (such as fluoride or chlorine) to natural drinkable water in an attempt to remove some possible health risks? Is it permissible when the addition of that substance is controversial and its benefits or even harms have not been settled? Can we drink water containing such a substance under certain juristic conditions? Or is it better to stop drinking such water?
In some countries experimental surgery is being done to transplant some body organs taken from fetuses. They abort the fetuses to use their organs. Is that religiously halal?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum! Please accept the following question which is tormenting our family: My father is suffering from heart disease and his doctor advised him to have a heart valve transplant from a pig. Is this acceptable for a Muslim? Thank you for considering this question.
As-salamu `alaykum. What is the Islamic view regarding conducting full-body scans? Such body scan sends radiation through one’s body at various angles, and it can take basically slices of one’s body and takes so many pictures, and it can find all sorts of illnesses for which one does not have symptoms.
I reasoned with a colleague of mine about smoking and told him it was prohibited, yet he replied that this was just a juristic opinion and that some other Muslim scholars were of the opinion that smoking is detestable but not prohibited. So, I want to clarify whether or not smoking is just detestable despite its associated health problems that have been verified.
Dear scholars, As-salamu `alaykum. Is skin grafting permissible in Islam? I mean conducting a surgery to add skin to distorted organs of the body that may be a result of burning or the like. If it is permissible, what are the conditions that make it permissible in Islam? Also, is skin graft from an animal lawful? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-salamu `alaykum. Is It possible for a woman to pierce her tongue? Jazakum Allahu Khayran.
Al Salam aalaykom we Rahmat Allah we Barakatoh. I have a question and I wonder if you can answer me. I?m a 21 year-old girl and I am breastless ( exactly like a man). This is very embarrassing to me, I thought of not getting married ever. Is it ?haram? if I have a breast enlargement surgery in order to have a normal life like any other girl. Thank you.
Respected scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. A married woman with four children was afflicted with a disease that weakened her health, and thus physicians advised her not to procreate. They also suggested that she use any of the well-known temporary contraceptive methods, such as contraceptive pills, since procreation represents a threat to her health. So, she has no other way but to undergo a surgical operation to tie her ovaries as a means of preserving her health, but this will entail permanent prevention from conception. Accordingly, she inquires about the Shar`i ruling on this issue. Jazakum Allahu Khayran.
Assalamalekum, my wife is expecting third baby in coming month november 2009 she delivered first two kids by ceasarian section and this time would be LSCS and consulting doctor advising for no more pregnancy because she is aN obese lady due to which forth casarian could be harmful, so in that case she can opt for STERLISATION,THANKS & REGARDSDr MOHD ARIF