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Organ donation permissible?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Tafseer Raheemi

Question

Salaam,

Is it haram for a person to be an organ donor? For example, after death can a person donate his/her kidneys to help someone else? If not, then why?

Wa-salaam

Answer

The Muftees derive from the Quran and hadith that the human body is a trust given to us by Allah. We should take full care of this trust. Also, the human deserves respect, therefore cutting and taking organs out is against this principle and not allowed- also trade and business has started in this field – In poor countries people sell their kidneys for money. Cases of abuse have happened in our countries. So, keeping the whole perspective in mind, we say “Avoid as much as possible”.

This answer was collected from Tafseer-Raheemi.com the official website of Sheikh Abdul Raheem Limbada (Hafizahullah) of UK.

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