Sunday 8 Rabi‘ al-awwal 1442 - 25 October 2020
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Ruling on transplanting a kaafir heart into a Muslim

Question

3mth old son just recevied a heart transplant because his old heart was not developed properly. My question is: He has a non-muslim heart beating inside of him, is it ok? Or did we make a wrong decision to have had the transplant?

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

We put the following question to Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Jibreen:

Is there any objection (in sharee’ah) to transplanting the heart of a dead kaafir into a Muslim body?

He, may Allaah preserve him, answered as follows:

No, because this organ is not the seat of disbelief or faith.

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Source: Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Jibreen