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Is Organ Donation Permissible in Islam? (Video)

18 May, 2022
Q Becoming an organ donor has become a common trend. Is organ donation permissible in Islam? What are the aspects that need to be taken into consideration?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.


In this fatwa:

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  1. Organs can be donated if you are giving them to someone who needs them and not for the sake of research. Therefore, organ donation is permissible in Islam if it is going to save the life of another person. There should be a permission from the dead person before he died or from his family or relatives. 
  2. Bodies should be preserved as much as possible, including corpses. Prophet Muhammad said: “Breaking the bones of a corpus is just as sinful as breaking the bones of a living person.”

Sheikh Yasir Qadhi​ answers your question in the following video:

Almighty Allah knows best.

Source: Faith IQ

About Dr. Yasir Qadhi
Yasir Qadhi was born in Houston, Texas and completed his primary and secondary education in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He graduated with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston, after which he was accepted as a student at the Islamic University of Madinah. After completing a diploma in Arabic, he graduated with a B.A. from the College of Hadith and Islamic Sciences. Thereafter, he completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology from the College of Dawah, after which he returned to America and completed his doctorate, in Religious Studies, from Yale University.Currently he is the Dean of al-Maghrib Institute, the Resident Scholar of the Memphis Islamic Center, and a professor at Rhodes College, in Memphis, TN.