I read a short article by a Caliph on his views on the subject. (A Caliph being "The chief Muslim civil and religious ruler, regarded as the successor of Muhammad")
He breaks it down into two possible ways of looking at the topic.
"since we were created by Allah who is perfect then He would have created us according to His Plan and we should not be so arrogant as to attempt to improve on His work"
"Allah would not have given us the ability to develop a technology that would allow us to improve the human race if He did not intend us to use that technology"
The author of the article says the position of Islam has not been made clear and says "the most reasonable thing to do is be VERY careful that we do not do something disastrously stupid with this very powerful technology that could cause the human race a harm so serious that it could not be rectified"
Here is a link to the article quoted in this post :: http://caliph.wordpress.com/2006/02/08/genetic-engineering-and-islam-2/
Are any of my followers Muslims? What's your opinion on these quotes if you are? If not, do these arguments sway you more for, or against genetic modification?