in the Bible
Cloning & Islam
us first briefly explain what cloning is
A "human clone" is a time-delayed identical twin of another
person. A clone is not an exact replica of the original, but
a much younger identical twin. As with identical twins, the
clone and the original person will have different
fingerprints. Scientists extract needed cells from the
original person then implant them into a womb for the normal
growth process and eventual birth.
Islam encourages us to use science to find cures to all
diseases by developing medicines that will do just that.
However, this should not be taken as a green light from God
to do anyhting we want. Hence, you will read why cloning may
not be condoned in Islam.
One of the main reason is attributed to the chaotic
intermexing that cloning causes in blood relations and
family genealogical trees. If you look closer at the cloning
creation process you will discover that the end results of
cloning will be the birth of an innocent bastards or
The way scientists plan to do this is by implanting the womb
of any human female with a donor's DNA and the host's egg.
The host could be the original mother or a surrogate mother.
In the case of a surrogate mother is used, then the child
shall be born without Wedlock (A bastard, adulterous
) and if the original mother is used, then an
incestuous child is born if they cloned her Father,
Brother, Uncle, Son, etc&
Some will say what if the natural mother decided to clone
her natural birth son or daughter using her womb for the
cell implant and eventual birth? To answer this, one must
know what is the allowed conception in Islam and how We were
intended to procreate by GOD.
The Allowed conception in Islam is through marriage between
a man and a woman which through the mixing, fertilizing and
growth of the couple’s egg and sperm in the womb of
the female. the end result of this process will be the birth
of a child.
(Islam condones In vitro
fertilization if for some reason, the mother can’t be
fertilized normally and if you can guarantee that no one
will change or tamper with the specimen in the lab Prior to
implanting the natural mother. Like the case we heard
recently, a doctor used his own sperm in the lab to father
hundreds of babies without the knowledge of the implanted
would be mothers.
In addition, using a female other than your wife as a
Surrogate mother is not allowed in Islam. Islam calls this
adulterous plain and simple and it can also be incestuous.
As in one case I heard on the news, when doctors implanted a
mother with her dead son’s frozen sperm in her so she
can have him as a child again! )
So the answer for the above question is " Islam does not
condone Cloning not even if the original mother was used in
the cloning process"
Know this “each clone will definitely have
a separate and unique soul.”
With all this in mind, let's look at cloning, scientists
extract a somatic cell from a donor (or anyone they want to
clone) extract the cell’s DNA then combine it with
unfertilized female egg then implant it into the womb of a
As you see in this whole process there is no male sperm
present here! No father is involved and in addition, any
womb will be utilized to nurture the growth and birth of a
As a result,
1- Women will no longer need men to procreate.
2- Companies will use science to create human factories and
3- A boom of 1 parent family homes will create many
4- Human trade will rise when average people can make good
money supplying babies.
5- Most important of all, this will lead to the creation of
many incestuous and adulterous innocent children.
Islam condones none of this.
My Conclusion shall be as follows, Cloning conflicts with
the social order that GOD set forth for us since the
creation of Adam. (May peace be upon him)
I. All cases introducing third parties into a marriage,
whether a womb, an egg, a sperm or a cloning cell are not
II. Ordinary human cloning, in which the nucleus of a living
somatic cell from an individual is placed into the cytoplasm
ofan egg devoid of its nucleus, is not to be permitted. If
exceptional cases emerge in the future, they should be
considered to verify compliance with the Shari'ah.
III .All Muslim countries are called upon to formulate the
necessary legislation to prevent foreign research
institutes, organisations and experts from directly or in
directly using Muslim countries for experimentation on human
cloning or promoting it.
IV. The Islamic Organisation for Medical Sciences and other
similar bodies are called upon to monitor all scientific
developments in the field of cloning and define its
terminology and organise seminars and meetings, as required,
to determine and articulate the Islamic rulings and
principles pertaining thereto.
V. Specialised committees should be set up to look into the
ethics of biological research and adopt protocols for study
and research in Muslim countries, and prepare a document on
foetal rights as a prelude to formulate legislation on the
rights of the foetus.