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Organ donation: ‘Redressing the reality’

Ali, Muhammad Mansur ORCID: 2019. Organ donation: ‘Redressing the reality’. Journal of the British Islamic Medical Association 2 (1)

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Organ transplantation is an issue which is conspicuous by its absence in Muslim scripture. The reason for this is quite simple – the first successful organ transplant took place in 1954 in America whereas the Qur’an was revealed in seventh-century Arabia. Therefore, classical Islamic law manuals - be they Sunni, Shia, Hanafi, Maliki or any other schools of law and theology – are understandably silent on the issue. A lack of direct guidance from the Qur’an and sunna and classical Islamic law books has led Muslim scholars, individually as well as collectively, to debate the issue. The first discussion on the topic took place in 1925 by Shaykh Abdur Rahman al-Sa’di, a Saudi scholar (1).

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 28 August 2019
Date of Acceptance: 18 July 2019
Last Modified: 04 May 2023 05:40

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