He presented the question posed by Dr. Jalal Mohammed Ashi, the Secretary General of the Arab States in the Gulf States, asking for the opinion of Islam regarding the transfer of organs in general and the kidneys in particular, from the neighborhood to the neighborhood, or from the dead to the living, with or without a will.

After presenting the subject to the Committee, it considered that:

Whether it is permissible or not, since the necessity of saving a neighborhood is permissible, and this transfer is not necessary, and it is recommended for him to do so by others.

If the person who is transferred from him is alive, if the transferred part leads to his death, such as the heart or the lungs, the transfer is absolute haraam, whether he is authorized or not, because if he is a suicide, he is committing suicide without his permission.

If the disobedient part leads to his death on the meaning that it is possible for a person to live with someone else looking: if he is disobeying him with a duty, or in which his support is transferred to him on a mahram, then it is haraam, such as the hands or the two men together so that a person is unable to earn a living, Honest and honest in the sanctity of permission and lack of permission.

If this is not done as one of the kidneys or eyes, or one of the teeth or some blood .. If the transfer without permission was forbidden and the punishment or retribution to what is detailed in the section of crimes and religions in the books of jurisprudence. If he is authorized, it is permissible if the success of the operation is successful.

Rapporteur of the Fatwa Committee

Mashaal Mubarak Al - Sabah


The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs

Opinion No. 132/79

In the name of Allah, praise be to God, prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah and his family and companions. After:

Or the decision of the senior scientists of the number 99 and dated 6/11/1402 e

The Council unanimously decided that it is permissible to transfer a member or a part of a person to a Muslim or a religious person to himself if the need arises and the security of the danger is removed.

Signification of decision #99 dated 6/11/1402 H of the Council of the Most Senior Theologians:

The Council in its entirety has decided that it is permissible to transplant an organ or a section of an organ to or from an animated Muslim if this is required and this Muslim is found to be safe from risk on this procedure and it is likely that the transplant is a success as decided by the majority.

For the legitimate ruling on organ donations

Dr. Abdullah Al-Najjar

Member of the Islamic Research Academy

Donating Organs does not conflict with religion, the body has infallibility and is intrinsic to Allah Almighty, but Allah gave humans dominion over their body, and to donate organs of the body after death is a kind of continuation of servitude to Allah Almighty and the dissemination of benefit, as these organs continue praise Allah Almighty, thus a continuation of the praise and worship to Allah Almighty after the donors demise.

Prophet Muhammed (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "If the son of Adam dies, his work is interrupted if only for three: consecutive charity; or knowledge that benefits others; or a righteous child who calls for it."

Is it permissible to donate organs during life and after death?

Sheikh Khaled Al-Jundi

Member of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs

Organ donation was not known before in the Islamic heritage. After the death of our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) revelations ended, thus necessitating "Ijtihad" and the development of jurisprudence, with the knowledge that the new always develops with time, space, circumstances and science.

The donation of organs, or part of the organ, in order to save the life of another person is not a matter of discussion and words. "Provided that there are five legal controls that allow organ donation, namely:

  1. The donor organ shall not be used to announce the frailty of the donor
  2. The organs shall not be gen…

3 . The donation shall not be paid for

  1. To assume that the doctor is the therapist who takes command of the evaluation of benefit of the donor and not to harm the life of the donor,
  2. That the donor organ is not singular in the living body.

In the case of donation from the dead to the living, there are three legal controls allow the donation of organs from the dead to the living:

  1. Non-donation of the reproductive organs,
  2. That the donation shall be free of charge,
  3. Be with the consent of the heirs of the deceased and his family

This donation is a revival of the lives of the people and that the whole body belongs to God and through donation, this organ is moved to the dominion of God.

Is organ donation allowed by Sharia?

Former Grand Imam Dr. Mohammed Sayed Tantawi - Rector of Al Azhar University in Cairo

The religious scholars "fuqaha' " have agreed that it is not permissible to sell human organs for any reason, while the majority of scholars have allowed the donation during life if it does not cause serious harm to the donor, while at the same time achieving a great benefit for the beneficiary, based on the fact that the heaviest damage is still the slightest damage.

Organs may be transferred to save the life of a person under the terms and conditions, which is the transfer to save the life of a patient and without charge, under medical supervision and not to harm the life of the donor and to leave the matter to doctors with competence and the right religious orientation.

God Almighty says: We have honored the sons of Adam and carried them on land and sea and provided them of good and preferred them to many of those who created a preferential generosity of God by making them prepared and deposited in their fun and enabled them to change and composition and analysis,


Republic of Tunisia
First Ministry
The Mufti of the Republic
In the name of of Allah the Merciful
And prayers and peace be upon His messengers

"It is Halal, aligns with Sharia and carries monumental benefit" so long as it is "subject to certain controls that require the confluence of legitimate judgment, medical opinion and legal procedure."

From a legal viewpoint, organ donation is permissible if a competent doctor decides that this process does not lead to the loss of the donor's life, nor does it pose any risk to his life.

If these conditions are met, organ donation is considered a merciful, humanitarian that spares human souls and introduces gratitude to an unhealthy person’s life, adding it is "that highest forms of human abetment".

It is permissible for a Muslim to donate one of his organs even to non-Muslims, but the cases that may not allow organ donation are donations of organs that are singular and the basis of life for the donor, such as the heart, as well as prohibitions for Muslims to sell any of his/her organs to others.

Sheikh Mohammed Al-Fazzazi

Imam & Khatib at the Directorate of Mosuqes
City of Tangier - Kingdom of Morocco
Speaking with regards Organ Donation