DNA, Genealogy, and Islam

I wasn’t going to post this, as several other sites have posted it, but it is interesting. The Arab Times is reporting that using DNA for genealogical purposes is not a good thing in their culture:

Using DNA fingerprinting technology to identify genealogy is against Islamic Sharia and will lead to social problems by disintegrating many families, Al-Anba quoted several Islamic preaches as saying. Dean of the Faculty of Sharia and Islamic Studies at Kuwait University Dr Mohammed Al-Tabtabaei said “Islam does not allow the use of DNA fingerprinting to prove genealogy and no family can reject any of its members based on results of such tests.”

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