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Medical Treatment With Haraam And Filth

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Question

Regarding blood donation a Mufti says that to donate blood is permissible when there is a need. Since the need for a transfusion develops at any time, it is permissible to donate blood to a blood bank, but the blood must be given free and may not be sold. Is this fatwa correct? In support of the fatwa the Mufti quotes the following text from Ad-Durrul Mukhtaar:

“It is permissible for an ailing person to drink urine, blood and eat carrion for medical treatment when a Muslim physician informs him that there is cure in it, and when a lawful (remedy) as a substitute is not  available.

If the physician says that these (haraam substances) will hasten recovery (from the sickness), then there are two views.”...

ANSWER

The confusion is the effect of the Mufti not applying his mind, and simply extracting texts from the kutub for mass consumption.

Firstly, the Hadith narrated by Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Mas’ood (Radhiyallahu anhu) is the determinant which establishes prohibition. The ihtimaal (possibility) mentioned in Shaami is extremely far-fetched. It is a mere ‘possibility’ – a figment of personal opinion which does not override the Hadith which states the law with the greatest clarity. The opinion unsubstantiated by Nass, in fact which is in conflict with the Nass, has to be incumbently set aside regardless of the calibre of the Aalim who flourished 12 centuries after Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). 

The rule of Tadaawi bil haraam (medical treatment with haraam substances) is not denied. It is a separate mas’alah which relies on other evidences of the Shariah. For the sustainment of this mas’alah the interpretation which argues away the clear import of the Hadith of Hadhrat Ibn Mas’ood (Radhiyallahu anhu) is uncalled for and not valid. The irrefutable fact is that Allah Azza Wa Jal has not ordained the shifa’ of his Ummah in filth – in najaasat – and substances which He has made haraam, and which are abhorrent to Imaan. Blood, urine, faeces, pus, carrion and all types of najaasat are repugnant and repulsive for Muslims.

Tadaawi Bil-Haraam Medical Treatment With Haraam And Filth

 

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