Organ donation and organ transplant

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Can we donate an organ like kidney to our father or any member of the family?


A: Our bodies are an amaanat from the side of Allah Ta’aala. We are not permitted to deal in them freely as we wish. Instead, we are commanded to deal in them as Allah Ta’aala has commanded us. Shariat does not allow organ transplants. Hence, it is impermissible for one to donate his organs. However, it is permissible to use the organs of animals provided it is not the organs of a swine.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)