Tuesday, November 23, 2010

donating blood un-Islamic:Darul fatwa

In a potentially controversial decree, Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has said that donation of blood and body parts was against the tenets of Islam, but observed that giving blood to save the life of a near and dear one was acceptable.

In a ''fatwa'' issued in response to a question, the seminary said donating blood or body parts was not permitted in Islam as human beings are not the "owners" of their bodies.
The decree is posted on the website of Darul Uloom''s fatwa section dealing with ''haram and halal'' issues, where a questioner asked the seminary its opinion on whether taking part in blood donation camps is right or wrong.