Leila Afshar is a medical doctor and PhD Candidate in medical ethics at the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. She has worked for several years as a researcher and is a member of the ethics committee at the Shaheed Behashti University of Medical Sciences research centers.
Sahin Aksoy is Professor and Chair of the Department of History of Medicine and Ethics Faculty of Medicine, at Harran University, Sanliurfa, Turkey. Prof Aksoy publishes widely in the field of ethical issues in medicine and Islam.
Mohammed Albar is a Consultant Physician, Director of Medical Ethics Center, Jeddah, and Expert at MAJMA Fiqeh Islami (International) and MAJMA Fiqeh Al- Islami (Islamic World League Mecca Al- Mukkaramah).
Alireza Bagheri is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics at Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), and a member of the Custodian Group for the Istanbul Declaration on organ trafficking and transplant tourism. He also serves as the Vice-Chairman of the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee (IBC) and on the board of directors of the International Association of Bioethics.
S.M. Mohaghegh Damad is Professor of Law and Islamic Philosophy at Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, and Chairman of the Department of Islamic Studies, Academy of Sciences I.R. of Iran. Dr Damad has written widely on a range of medical and legal issues and Islam.
Abul Fadl Mohsin Ebrahim is Professor of Islamic Studies in the School of Religion and Theology, at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. Dr Ebrahim has written a monograph on the Islamic perspective on biomedical issues and publishes widely on this theme.
Farhat Moazam is the founding Chairperson of the Centre of Biomedical Ethics and Culture, in the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi, Pakistan. Currently, she is also a Fellow of the Institute of Practical Ethics and Visiting Professor in the Center for Humanism in Medicine, at the University of Virginia, USA.
Mohamed A. Shahin is Professor of Experimental Embryology at Ain Shams University, Cairo, and General Secretary of the National UNESCO Bioethics Committee, Egypt.
Majdah Zawawi is Assistant Professor at Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia. She has written and published works on Islamic bioethics and ethico-legal positions relating to assisted reproductive technologies. [End Page 366]