Islamic Faith and Organ Donation

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Organ donation and transplantation saves and heals thousands of lives every year and is a generous act supported by all major religions in the United States, including Islam.

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Organ donation and transplantation is permissible within the Islamic Faith. Recently, the Fiqh Council of North America issued a FATAAWAH or FATWA addressing organ donation and transplantation, where it considered organ donation and transplantation to be Islamically permissible in principle.

Why Muslims in the U.S. Should Consider Organ Donation

There are over 100,000 people waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant, with nearly 1,500 here in our community, many of whom self-identified as Muslims. Making the decision to discuss organ donation with your loved ones and signing up as an organ donor brings hope to those waiting and saves lives. Learn more about Faith and Donation and how you can share your lifesaving decision with your Faith community in celebration of National Donor Sabbath.

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What is the Islamic Stance on Organ Donation and Transplantation?

When it comes to organ donation the Fiqh Council of North America “agrees with many individual scholars and national and international fatwa councils in considering organ donation and transplantation to be Islamically permissible in principle. All fatwas muslims and organ donation and transplantationthat have allowed transplantation have allowed donation as well.”

“Done with a good intention, organ donation may be regarded as a rewarded act of charity.”

Respecting and Caring for the Deceased

Traditional funeral and burial services are important to all faith communities and Islamic Faith is no different. Deceased organ donors are always treated with the utmost respect and dignity throughout the entire donation process. If your loved one’s organs are eligible to be donated, a team of specialist surgeons show respect during the recovery process by caring for the donor in a way that still allows a traditional open casket funeral.