Islam and transplant surgery

Islam and transplant surgery

Main points

Most Muslisms do not agree with transplant surgery because:

  • The Shari'ah teaches that nothing should be removed from the body after death
  • It is playing God which is the greatest sin of shirk
  • The Qur'an teaches that only God has the right to give and take life
  • It is against Muslim belifs on the sanctity of life
  • They believe they need all their organs for resurrection on the Last Day

Some Muslims allow transplants from close relatives becasue:

  • Some Muslim lawyers have said it is allowed
  • The Muslim Law Council of the UK says that Muslims can carry donor cards and have transplants
  • Islam aims to be good and help people
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