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Mother or Aunt or Both? A Lesson in Perversion

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Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaah,

Make sure you are not eating your lunch or dinner while reading this article here about a French woman who was artificially implanted with the an egg fertilized by her own brother (!!!).

SubhanAllah, it is when reading sickening stories such as these that I am reminded of how beautiful and perfect Islam is as a complete way of life. I don’t really have the proper knowledge to delve into the fiqh of this woman’s actions (so I am not going to say what she did was ‘haram’, per se)… but, from a fitratee (innate nature) perspective… her and her brother’s actions are absolutely abhorrent. I mean, what are they going to tell their future child? “See you’re special, your ammi and your puppo (desi for “aunt” transliterated by a ‘gora bhai’ ;) ) are the same person! Now, how many of your friends can say THAT”

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One might wonder… “why the heck did she choose to do that? If she wanted a child so badly, why didn’t she just adopt one or if she really wanted to go the ‘implantation route’, why didn’t she just get a normal implantation?” Well, the answer lies in the article…

[She] said that she and her brother had engineered the scheme in order to ensure that they had an heir. She said that her brother and herself were keen to ensure that their estimated £2 million fortune went to direct heirs and not to distant relatives or the state.

Well… looks like money is so important to some people, that it can lead one to drive her self to simultaneously become both a mother and an aunt. Pure capitalism, huh?

So, what’s the point? The point is that when morality becomes relative, when you are able to pick and choose what you want and what you leave, when what guides you, ‘scares you’, motivates you are man-made laws– such that if no one is watching, or if you can avoid being caught, then you are good… When one understands this, then it is no longer surprising. Think back to the LA riots… when the fear of the public law arm is removed from the heart of the people, and there is no fear of the Lord who is Ever-Watcher, then people will only be ‘good’ when there is fear of being caught for being ‘bad’. Not everyone, but many. Karl Marx said in his oft-repeated statement that ‘religion is the opium of people’, while in fact, religion is the protector of people and property.

May Allah guide the sick-hearted to the way of the pure fitrah. Aameen.

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Umm Reem

    May 18, 2007 at 1:33 PM

    YAKH! was my first reaction when I read this article…

    It is interesting I am writing a research paper on ‘Islamic perspective on artificial insemination and test tube babies’ for my fiqh-un-nawazil class, and it is amazing how Islam is so particular about preserving lineage and genealogy.

    SubhanAllah, the way Islam defines a ‘pure’ child is probably something wont even register in their minds!

    Yet another reason to thank Allah azzawjal for making us Muslims, walhamdullilah.

  2. iMuslim

    May 18, 2007 at 2:01 PM

    When i first read your entry, it was also horrified… and in fact, i still am! But i hadn’t actually read the article, so my original horror was based on a bunch of assumptions.
    First, i thought that the embryo was generated by the brother’s sperm been used to fertilze the sister’s egg, via IVF. In fact, it was the brother’s sperm, and a donor egg from someone else. NOT THAT IT MAKES IT OK.
    Second, i was appalled with the fertility doctors at allowing this to go ahead – again, under the assumption that they knew they were brother and sister – because as doctors, they should realize the dangers of the potentially serious genetic abnormalities that may result from such incestuous breeding. However, it seems that the ‘couple’ fooled the doctors into thinking that they were husband and wife (they shared the same surname, after all).

    Anyway, it is still gross and weird, as well as completely unnecessary, as there was a second woman who was impregnated at the same time (the egg donor, i believe) and gave birth to the brother’s daughter. So why did the sister need to be impregnated at all?!

    If they have broken any laws, they should totally be prosecuted!

  3. iMuslim

    May 18, 2007 at 2:03 PM

    P.S., apologies for the typos.. rushed typing.

  4. sincethestorm

    May 18, 2007 at 5:35 PM

    The embryo was from another woman and the brother’s sperm. So, the sister is the surrogate mother. Biologically, she’s not the mom. Unfortunately, this situation has happened before but probably not with greed being the motivating factor.

  5. fastaqim.blogspot.com

    May 18, 2007 at 11:03 PM

    dang, thats pretty sick.

  6. abu ameerah

    May 19, 2007 at 8:38 PM

    Perhaps Sh. Bilal Philips can help add some clarity on a rather unappetizing topic:

    http://thesunnah.wordpress.com/2007/03/08/sh-bilal-philips-test-tube-babies-to-sex-change-operations/

  7. Bint Bashir

    May 20, 2007 at 2:44 PM

    Are you kidding me?????

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