Human Genetics and Islam: Scientific and Medical Aspects

  • Bilal Ahmad Ghareeb Dr. (Associate Prof.) Mol Bio and Biotech.
Keywords: Qur’an, Hadith, Genetics, Genetic Counseling, Recessiveness, Cytoplasmic Inheritance, Gender determination.

Abstract

Objective: To relate diverse aspects of genetics and its applications to concepts in the Glorious Qur’an and the hadīth.

Study Design: The author compared passages from the Glorious Qur’an and hadīth with modern concepts in genetics, such as recessive inheritance, genetic counseling, genetic variation, cytoplasmic inheritance, sex chromosomes, genetics-environment interactions, gender determination, and the hypothesis of “pairing in the universe.”

Conclusions: A fresh understanding of Islamic scripture reveals references to principles of genetics that predate contemporary discoveries. This highlights the need for further exploration of possible links between science and religion.

http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/43-2-7014

Author Biography

Bilal Ahmad Ghareeb, Dr. (Associate Prof.) Mol Bio and Biotech.

Dr. Bilal Ghareeb
(Associate Professor in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology)
Biology and Biotechnology Dept.

Arab American University-Jenin (AAUJ)P.O. Box 240-Jenin-Palestine

Published
2011-08-10
Section
Islamic Perspectives