To use picture clues, a media clip and a quote from the Qur’an to understand Muslims attitudes to infertility treatments. Grade C All will be able to select Muslim arguments FOR and AGAINST the use of fertility treatments. Grade B Most will be able to explain the meaning of a quote from the Qur’an and why it might be viewed differently by readers. Grade A/A* Some will be able to express an opinion on the Muslim attitude to surrogacy and compare Muslim and Christian attitudes to infertility treatments. What can you remember? What do Muslims believe about SEX? What do Muslims believe about the FAMILY? What do Muslims believe about LIFE? -It belongs in marriage - Purpose = procreation - ADULTERY = a SIN -Muslims have a DUTY to procreate. - Allah commanded that you should start a family once married. - Family = the heart of Islam. -Life is sacred -Life is a gift from Allah - Life is a TEST from Allah All Muslims are expected to have children as they believe it is what Allah wants. Infertility can be very painful for Muslim couples as they feel they are not carrying out Allah’s commands. Therefore most Muslims believe that help should be given to Muslims who cannot have children naturally. Despite this there are still some Muslims are completely against fertility treatment under any circumstances. There are THREE main Muslim attitudes to infertility treatments... SOME MUSLIMS... If a couple are infertile they MUST NOT have infertility treatments. WHY? MOST MUSLIMS.. IVF treatment is acceptable as long as the egg and donor are from the married couple. WHY? What do YOU think? SOME MUSLIMS... IVF with donors is allowed but the child does not have full legal rights. WHY? Can you give a reason WHY for each of these views ? THINK BACK TO THE STARTER Write a response for each (in turn) on your mini whiteboards. Look carefully at each of the statements on your sheet. 1. Decide which arguments are FOR and which are AGAINST the use of fertility treatments. 2. Now decide which Muslim views each of these arguments support by adding a 1, 2 or 3 next to each statement Grade C All will be able to select Muslim arguments FOR and AGAINST the use of fertility treatments. “To God belongs the dominion of heavens and earth. He creates what He wills. He bestows female (offspring) upon whom He wills, and bestows male (offspring) upon whom He wills. Or he bestows both males and females, and He leaves barren whom He wills. For He is All-Knowledgeable All-Powerful.” Explain in your own words what you think this quote is saying. How might this be used to argue FOR fertility treatments ? How might this be used to argue AGAINST fertility treatments ? Grade B Most will be able to explain the meaning of a quote from the Qur’an and why it might be viewed differently by readers. Why do you think they have made surrogacy illegal in Australia? Most Muslims also agree that surrogacy is wrong – Why do you think this is? Surrogacy is banned in Islam because: -It is seen as violating the marriage contract. -It is believed in Islam that the woman who gives birth to the child is its mother. Most Muslims also disagree with the use of sperm/egg donors as they feel this is like committing adultery (which violates the marriage contract). The also believe that all children have the right to know their biological parents. DO YOU AGREE? Grade A/A* Some will be able to express an opinion on the Muslim attitude to surrogacy. Draw the following table in the front of your books... SIMILAR SIMILAR Both think God/Allah want humanity to reproduce and start a family DIFERENT DIFFERENT Catholics are opposed to IVF as it goes against the ‘sanctity of life’. In both MOST followers think IVF and For many Muslims infertility is seen as a AIH are acceptable fertility treatments. disease. Both will accept that infertility may be Use what you have learnt the will of God/Allah. In Islam infertility affects the woman's about Christian and Muslim status within the Muslim community and teachings about infertility and fertility treatments to society. list any similarities Both are against surrogacy and the use and any differences. of egg/sperm Oncedonations. you have some ideas share with a partner. Grade A/A* Some will be able to compare Muslim and Christian attitudes to infertility treatments. You will be hot seated at random to answer the following questions… Why are some Give ONE difference between Why do some Muslims What forms of infertility Give ONE similarity between What do the majority of Muslims Muslim and Christian Muslims against believe about infertility Christian and Muslims treatments will MOST NOT accept infertility attitudes to infertility treatments? attitudes toaccept? infertility. Muslims treatments? surrogacy? treatments.