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Islamic Views on Organ Donation & Transplantation

SHAFAQNA - One of the new problems faced by the Shi‘a mujtahideen (the jurists) is the issue of organ donation and transplantation. The human body, in life as well as in death, is governed by Divine laws in Islam. There are certain limitations…

Sale and Donation of Organs and Blood: Ayatullah Hakim's Responses

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SHAFAQNA- Grand Ayatullah Sayyed Muhammad Sa’eed Hakim has responded to a few questions on the sale and donation of organs and blood. Following is the text of the questions and answers:   Question: Is the sale of kidney and other…

Brain Death in Islamic Jurisprudence

SHAFAQNA- Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina University of Virginia Abstract Traditionally Islamic jurisprudence defines death as complete cessation of the heart or respiration. However, a further dimension has been added to this formulation…