Fatwa about dead body skeleton (bones) for medical student

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I am a medical student. Every medical student need human skeleton(bones) for their educational purposes. So I brought a human skeleton(bones) 3 years ago @ of 6500 taka. Now there is no use of these human skeleton (bones) for me. I sold the bones to other medical student in my medical college student & take about 7000 taka. Can I use these money in my own purpose or not? What should I do now?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 782/742/SD=8/1438)


None is the owner of human corpse. Hence it is unlawful and haram to sell and purchase it. Thus, the amount, mentioned there in the question, shall not be lawful for you to use. You should return the amount to the purchaser and take back the corpse and then return it to the person whom you bought it and take back your money. If it is not possible, then surrender the corpse to the heirs, and if you don’t know them then bury it.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.