Premarital screening tests: An Islamic view

Hasan Shammout, Moawiah Khatatbeh, Omar Al Omari

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Despite the wide spread of many diseases, advancements in genetic engineering have led to considerable improvements in diagnosing these diseases. Therefore, pressure on prospective spouses to undergo premarital medical exams has increased significantly. Many Islamic countries have responded to this emerging need by making some premarital screening tests compulsory for a marriage. The adoption of these policies comes from the core message of Islam, which encourages counselling to protect future generations and to guarantee the continuity of worshipping God. However, some people reject the compulsory test, considering them against Islam rules. In this letter to the editor, the authors explore the view of Islam towards premarital medical tests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-114
Number of pages2
JournalEuroMediterranean Biomedical Journal
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Islam
  • Premarital counselling
  • Premarital screening tests

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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