Fatwa: # 28940
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: South Africa
Date: 14th April 2014

Title

Is it permissible to donate blood to Muslims and Kuffar?

Question

Is it permissible in shariah for muslim to donate blood for non muslims or even muslism? Like we have everywhere these blood banks in malls etc advertising for people to donate some blood for those who suffer medically.

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Considering the perpetual need of blood transfusion at any given moment[1], it is permissible to donate to a blood bank for both Muslims and non-Muslims.[2]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hisham Dawood

Student, Darul Iftaa
Chicago, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

www.daruliftaa.net



[1] “…someone in America needs a blood transfusion every two seconds. "At any given time, we only have a three-day supply of blood in this country. It's vitally important that people give," says Anne Eder, MD, executive medical officer of the American Red Cross…Blood donations are needed all year, but they're most critical during holidays.”-www.webmd.com 

[2]

 و تستحب الحجامة لكل واحد كذا في الظهيرية (الهندية ج-٥ ص-٣٥٥، رشيدية) وجه الاستدلا: يعلم من هذا أنه يجوز أخذ الدم من البدن. و لو كان الأخذ حراما لما كان جائزا إلا للضرورة.

و لا بأس بأن يسعط الرجل بلبن الرأة و يشربه للدواء...(الهندية ج-٥ ص-٣٥٥، رشيدية)  

 

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