Cultured Meat: Islamic and Other Religious Perspectives


  • Mohammad Naqib Hamdan Islamic Civilization Academy, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor
  • Mark Post (i) Department of Physiology, Maastricht University, Netherlands(ii) Mosa Meat, Besloten Vennootschap Ltd., Watermolen 28, 6229 PM, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • Mohd Anuar Ramli Academy of Islamic Studies, Universiti Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur
  • Mohd Khairy Kamarudin Islamic Civilization Academy, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor
  • Mohd Farhan Md Ariffin Research Centre for Quran and Sunnah, Faculty of Islamic Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor
  • Nek Mohd Farid Zaman Huri Dindings Poultry Processing Sdn Bhd, Kampung Acheh Industrial Estate, 32000 Sitiawan, Perak.



cultured meat, religion perspective, science and technology, religion ethics


Cultured meat is one of the most promising idea in food technology and it is expected to be in the market in the following years. One of the main obstacles is the acceptance of consumers that follow their religious teaching about food consumption, including meat. This article will discuss the religious perspectives on cultured meat, especially from the Islamic Law view. This study has implemented qualitative research and applied document analysis from the collected data of various sources. The result shows that there was high probability of cultured meat acceptance in the majority of the religions if the production complies with their religious meat dietary teaching. Further research must be done to investigate the acceptance of cultured meat among religious followers.


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How to Cite

Hamdan, M. N., Post, M., Ramli, M. A., Kamarudin, M. K., Md Ariffin, M. F., & Zaman Huri, N. M. F. (2021). Cultured Meat: Islamic and Other Religious Perspectives. UMRAN - International Journal of Islamic and Civilizational Studies, 8(2), 11–19.