daud, Normadiah and Nordin, Nadhirah and Embong, Rahimah (2014) THE DEVELOPMENT OF MILK BANK ACCORDING TO ISLAMIC LAW FOR PRESERVING THE PROGENY OF BABY. In: International Halal Conference (INHAC 2014), 17 & 18 november 2014, Beyazit, Istanbul TURKEY.

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Milk bank becomes a common phenomenon in the Western countries. Moreover, milk banking has been implemented widely in the United States, United Kingdom and other developed countries. The main purpose of the establishment of milk bank in those countries is to save babies’ lives and to ensure that all new born babies get their rights of having breast milk, which is the most perfect balanced food. The problem is the way of implementing such milk bank is contradictory with the Islamic law and may result in the possibility of overlapping of progeny (nasab). This has brought a negative impact on Muslim society. Consequently, the 97th Muzakarah of National Fatwa Council for Islamic Affairs Committee which convened on 15-17th December 2011 had pronounced the prohibition on the implementation of milk bank. On the other hand, due to a critical need of breast milk in hospitals, this research is necessary to help in the formulation of a proper model of milk bank which is compatible with Islamic law and simultaneously is able to avoid overlapping of progeny. Thus, this study has two main objectives which are; firstly, to review some authoritative legal scholars’ opinions in the issue of milk bank and secondly, to recommend a proposal on how to develop a milk bank in accordance with Islamic law in Malaysia. The design of the study is qualitative and uses content analysis method. The study is expected to be able to draft a proposal to establish a milk bank run by Muslims and to guide its implementation by fulfilling all pre-requisites of Islamic law. This recommendation will give some implications to the authorities of the National Fatwa Council to review the prohibition declared in the previous Muzakarah. Besides, the Ministry of Health should provide adequate preparations in terms of expertise, facilities and equipments to ensure the success in the establishment of the milk bank.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Milk Bank, Islamic law, Breastfeeding in Islam
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Faculty / Institute: Research Institute for Islamic Products & Civilization (INSPIRE)
Depositing User: Dr. Rahimah Embong
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2016 04:18
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2016 04:18

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