Fatwaa ID: 722
I am living in Dallas USA, suffering from cornea damage in one eye, Doctor have the conclusion that I need cornea transplant cause my eye is blurry and vision is extremely poor that I need assistance, I am a Sunni Muslim of Hanafi faith my question can I use a dead person’s donated cornea? And we will never know whether the deceased was a Muslim or a nonMuslim. Please advice from
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
May Allaah Ta’aala grant you complete shifaa. May He make the procedure successful.
In the enquired situation, it will be permissible for you to accept and use the cornea of a dead person. This is irrespective of whether the person was a Muslim or a non-Muslim.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
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