Test-Tube Babies (In-Vitro Fertilization)

In the Name of Allāh,

the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful

Praise is due to Allāh, Lord of the worlds, may the blessings and peace be upon our master Muḥammad, the last of prophets, on his family, and all his companions.

Resolution No. 5 (5/2)

Test-Tube Babies (In-Vitro Fertilization)

The Council of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, holding its 2nd session in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on 10–16 Rabīʿ al-Awwal 1406H (22–28 December 1985),

Having reviewed the studies presented by the learned scholars and physi- cians concerning the issue of Test-Tube Babies from medical, technical, and jurisprudential perspectives,

Having discussed these studies and other issues raised to elucidate the subject,

It became evident that the subject needs further medical and legal studies and a review of the past studies and research to have a complete understanding of all its aspects,


First: Postpone the issuance of a resolution on this subject to the next ses- sion of the Academy.2

Second: Commission H.E. Sheikh Dr. Bakr bin Abdullah Abu Zayd, President of the Academy, to conduct an in-depth study on the matter cover- ing all its legal and medical aspects.

Third: Convey his findings to all Academy’s members through the Secretariat General of the Academy at least three months before the next session.

Indeed, Allāh is the Giver of success.

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