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.


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.

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

Islamic Perspectives