Islam came with a set of ethics that regulate the Muslim’s life and give him a stable community full with morals values.
As scientific research related to human embryo were developed over the years to create new medical approaches in the past two centuries, legal, ethical and moral values needed to be set to regulate such research.
The last twenty years witnesses the importance of ISESCO gave for bioethical issues and disciplines which were based on Islamic vision. Our first conference on ethics in Doha Qatar in 1993 was a pioneer step from ISESCO in the field of bioethics on global and Muslim world base. These activities implemented later were vast varied by workshop, conferences, meetings and publications. These continuous efforts augmented with the unprecedented use of the newly developed technologies. Biotechnology and drug developments were most attractive scientific areas in consideration of ethical values. ISESCO call for uniform guidelines among member states to clear the debates rose on different bioethical issues. IBEST is one of the ways through which ISESCO promote and discuses elaborated issues on the bioethics of new technologies. It was not a sore task but cooperative efforts.
Main objectives of ISESCO in the areas of bioethics are:
- Creating a regional dialogue concerning scientific; medical, religious and philosophical researches related to human embryo.
- Collaborating with international development in the field of bioethics and analyzing ethical issues to choose what’s appropriate for Islamic communities.
- Spreading the Islamic point of view in this regard on an international scale by collaborating with international specialized institutions on moral issues related to the applications of Genetic science and participates in setting moral frameworks.
- Raising scientific and religious awareness on bioethics issues on a wider scale to help individuals better understand their impact on our Islamic societies.