Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK highlights the medical risks of cousin marriages based on medical research which shows that one in four children whose parents are cousins are disabled. The medical risks include infant mortality, birth defects, learning difficulties, blindness, hearing impairment and metabolic disorders.
Minhaj-ul-Quran UK’s Imam Sadiq Qureshi was featured in the channel 4 programme “Dispatches: When Cousins Marry”. He said that it is a public health issues hence it is a big jihad to highlight this issue for the common good.
Minhaj-ul-Quran UK has always taken proactive steps in highlights issues relating to the public health and wants to encourage Muslims to rethink about their choices of marriage.