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Foundations of the Consensus against Surrogacy Arrangements in Islamic Law
(Brill Academic Publishers, 2014)
This Article traces the emergence and development of the consensus against surrogacy arrangements, mostly in the Sunni world, on the basis of a number of institutional fatwas, recommendations, and decisions. Despite this ...
Negation of Paternity in Islamic Law between Li'an and DNA fingerprinting
This essay explores the impact of DNA fingerprinting on the Islamic law of paternity, with a particular focus on paternity negation and the continued validity of liʿān (mutual oaths of condemnation). After surveying the ...
Paternity between Law and Biology: the Reconstruction of the Islamic Law of Paternity in the Wake of DNA Testing
The discovery of DNA paternity tests has stirred a debate concerning the definition of paternity and whether the grounds for such a definition are legal or biological. According to the classical rules of Islamic law, ...