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Fundraising for heart transplant medical expenses

Fatwaa ID: 168

Question:

As-salāmu alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh

Respected Ulama/Students (and my distant Family in ISLAM),

Hope & pray to Allah the Almighty ; this mail finds you in best shape of Life & Imaan.

Sorry to disturb you with similar query, in-case if this has already been answered; thanks to guide to the same.

Recently one of my dearest friend has gone through Heart Transplant.

Alhamdulillah the operation was successful & he is doing good. (still at the hospital)

We don’t know who was the donor (whether the donor was Male/Female, Young/Old, Muslim/Non-Muslim); as the heart was received from a deceased (accidental case).

Query:

As there is varied opinion on the permissibility of Organ donation (transplant);

Is it ok for me (us) to raised fund for my friends medical expenses?

NOTE: Fund raising will be done by asking friends and family & other charitable trust/organisation to donate.

May Almighty accept the hardwork you people do, give you & and your family Peace & Success in both the worlds.

Jazak ALLAH hu Khair

Answer:

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

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Brother in Islam,

May Allaah Ta’aala grant your friend a speedy recovery. Aameen.

It is permissible to raise funds for your friend to pay for his medical expenses. In fact, it will be an act of virtue to do so.

Rasulullaah (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said,

من نفس عن مسلم كربة من كرب الدنيا نفس الله عنه كربة من كرب يوم القيامة[1]

Translation: “Whoever removes a difficulty from a Muslim in this world, Allaah will remove from him a difficulty from the difficulties of Qiyaamah.” (Tirmidhi 1930)

المؤمن للمؤمن كالبنيان يشد بعضه بعضا[2]

Translation: “The relationship of the believer with another believer is like (the bricks of) a building, each strengthens the other.” (Tirmidhi 1928)

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury
Student, Darul Iftaa
Astoria, New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


[1]  سنن الترمذي (4/ 326)

1930 – حدثنا عبيد بن أسباط بن محمد القرشي قال: حدثني أبي، عن الأعمش، قال: حدثت، عن أبي صالح، عن أبي هريرة، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: «من نفس عن مسلم كربة من كرب الدنيا نفس الله عنه كربة من كرب يوم القيامة، ومن يسر على معسر في الدنيا يسر الله عليه في الدنيا والآخرة، ومن ستر على مسلم في الدنيا ستر الله عليه في الدنيا والآخرة، والله في عون العبد ما كان العبد في عون أخيه»

[2]  سنن الترمذي (4/ 325)

1928 – حدثنا الحسن بن علي الخلال، وغير واحد قالوا: حدثنا أبو أسامة، عن بريد بن عبد الله بن أبي بردة، عن جده أبي بردة، عن أبي موسى الأشعري قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: «المؤمن للمؤمن كالبنيان يشد بعضه بعضا»

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