An article this month in the journal Developing World Bioethics argues against the prohibition of surrogacy by many Islamic scholars, challenging the arguments against surrogacy which include concerns over gene mixing and the involvement of a third party.
Read “Reexamining the Prohibition of Gestational Surrogacy in Sunni Islam” here
A study in the journal Religions exploring the problem of OCD washing subtype (repeating Wudu several times) suggests an increase in awareness by Imams of OCD symptoms and signposting for professional psychiatric help, since the patients interviewed for the study recognised the importance of the Imam being the first point of contact in dealing with religious obsessions.
Read “Exploring Professional Help Seeking in Practicing Muslim Women with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Washing Subtype in Australia” here
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