Extracting Body Parts For Medical Studies

Question

A Muslim person works in medical research. To further research in eye treatment, he is required to extract eyes from corpses and conduct experiments upon them. Is this occupation permissible for him?

Answer

The Ulema have written that a dead body should also be treated with respect and honour as a living person is treated. It is therefore not permissible for the medical fraternity to conduct any research on a dead body by removing parts of the body. One should avoid such an occupation. It will therefore be better for the sister to seek an alternate job.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

References

Fataawa Mahmoodiyya pg.340 vol.18 Farooqiyya

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