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Is donation of Body Parts such as Eyes etc. (After death/In Life) allowed in Islam?

asked 10 Muzaffer%20Mintoo's gravatar image


The majority of Islamic scholars say that organ donation is permissible, but with three conditions.

  1. It must be for the purpose of saving the receiver's life.

  2. It must not be for economic gain (so the donor may not sell the organ).

  3. The donor's own life must not be put in danger.

Donations from a deceased donor are allowed in order save a life.

Note: This is the majority opinion. Those who disagree will disagree, and that is their right.

I hope this helps.

(Jun 11 at 14:07) Paulus Paulus's gravatar image

Alsalmu alikum brother

The human body and parts are not in our ownership in that we may fiddle with them as we desire. It is a trust that has been given to us by Allah Almighty. As such, it will be impermissible for one to sell, give or donate any organs of his body. Islam has forbidden suicide for the same reason. There are many texts of the Qur’an and uSunnah that clearly determine this. Thus, it will be unlawful for one to give his organs to another.

It is unlawful for an individual to inflict harm upon himself or others. The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “It is unlawful to inflict harm upon your self and others.(Mustadrak of al-Hakim)

A human body is sacred even after his/her death. The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “Breaking the bone of a dead person is similar (in sin) to breaking the bone of a living person”. (Sunan Abu Dawud, Sunan Ibn Majah & Musnad Ahmad).

The Hadith shows that the bone of a dead person has the same sanctity and honour as the bone of living person. (Mushkil al-Athar).

In another Hadith it is stated: “Harming a believer after his death is similar to harming him in his life”. (Musannaf of Ibn Abi Shayba).

answered 965 abowaleed's gravatar image

wow, you are even more hardcore than the islamqa guy. and appearently some fiqh council that convined in saudi arabia.

(Jun 11 at 12:37) mikejm4 mikejm4's gravatar image

Mike. The council you refer to allows organ donations under the conditions I've described above. Have a heart!

(Jun 11 at 14:14) Paulus Paulus's gravatar image

yes, i know. i read the link before i posted. actually i read that years ago. i was saying that abowaleed's opinion, or whoever he copied and pasted is even more restrictive than the crazy salafist saudis, al-munajjid included.

btw, you know who has the shortest wait list for organs. the iranians. know why? because they allow you to sell our oragans. why not allow people to sell their organs? doesn't make sense.

(Jun 12 at 11:21) mikejm4 mikejm4's gravatar image

Tony Hancock...Brit comic..when told, in the sketch 'The Blood Donor' that he was expected to donate a pint, replied: 'A pint!...why...that's very nearly an armful!'

(Jun 12 at 13:15) Paulus Paulus's gravatar image
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