Organ Transplant in Islam
Aliya Khan MD, Ali Iqbal MD and Hamid Slimi PhD
December 2022: A paper has been published in the Journal of the British Islamic Medical Association, discussing organ transplantation and its benefits as well as its permissibility in the Islamic faith. The authors noted that due to advances in science, technology, and modern medicine, lives can now be saved by organ donation and transplantation. Furthermore, the paper answered common questions regarding organ donation, the medical benefits of organ transplantation and the Islamic viewpoint on this issue.
The authors have also stated they kept this paper as concise as possible, while covering the most essential aspects of this issue and have addressed key critical points related to the subject. This includes the topic of forced organ harvesting.
“Recently, the China Tribunal chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice concluded that “In China forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience has been practiced for a
substantial period of time. Commission of Crimes against Humanity against the Falun Gong and the Uyghurs has been proved beyond reasonable doubt” “.
“Furthermore, a 2022 literature review and analysis of 2838 Chinese-language papers on organ transplantation strongly suggests that in the People’s Republic of China, physicians have participated in the execution of prisoners by organ removal”.
“We must raise awareness about this horrific crime and ensure that people do not travel to receive an organ which may have been taken by murdering an innocent person.’
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