Research & testing using animals

Reference: al-Fataawa al-Muhimmah – Page 695
al-Mowsoo’ah – 4176

Question: Is it permissible to perform research [and testing] upon animals for medical and medicinal advancement?

Response: I don’t see any harm in this [based] upon the generality of His (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala) saying:

{He it is Who created for you all that is on earth}, soorah al-Baqarah, aayah 29

However, it is obligatory to undertake the simplest route in testing and the furthest away from causing suffering to the animals.

Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

About Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.