Resolution No. (231) by the Board of Iftaa', Research and Islamic Studies:
"The Legitimacy of the Arab Agreement on Banning Human Cloning"
Date (22/Rabee' Al-Aoal /1438 AH)-(22/12/2016 AD)
All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds, and may His peace and blessings be upon our Muhammad and upon all of his family and companions.
On its twelfth session held on the above date, the Board reviewed the question of his Excellency the Minister of Islamic Awqaf, Islamic Affairs and Holy Places Dr. Wa`el Arabiat, and it reads as follows:
I have enclosed the memorandum of the General Secretariat of the Arab League No.(3/2984), (12/10/2016 AD), including the report and the recommendations issued by the concerned committee, during its sixth session held from the 28th to the 29th of Sept. 2016, as well as representatives from the Ministries of Justice, Health, Interior and Official Religious Affairs in the Arab countries, in order to prepare the draft of the Arab agreement on banning human cloning. Could your Grace clarify the legal ruling on the articles of the aforementioned agreement?
After prolonged deliberations, the Board decided what follows:
In light of scholar`s consensus that safeguarding human dignity from aggression or degradation is a legal obligation and the earlier resolutions issued by the Iftaa` Board and the Islamic Fiqh Academies, the articles of the aforementioned agreement don`t violate the rules of Islamic Law(Sharia). And Allah knows best.
Chairman of the Iftaa Board, Sheikh Abdulkareem Al-Khasawneh
Vice–chairman Prof. Ahmad Hilayel Prof. Abed Al-Naser Abu Al-Basal
Sheik Sa`eed Hijjawee / Member Sheik Ghalib Al-Rbaba'h / Member
Dr. Muhammad Khaar Al-Aisaa' / Member Judge Khaled Woraikat /Member
Dr. Muhammad Al-Khalyla / Member Dr. Muhammad Al-Zouby / Member
Dr. Jameel Abu Sara / Executive Secretary of Iftaa' Board