Muzaffarnagar, December 05: According to Darul Uloom Deoband, donation of blood and body parts was against the tenets of Islam. But, ironically, it also observed that giving blood to save the life of a near and dear one was acceptable.
In a ‘fatwa’ issued in response to a question, the seminary said donating blood or body parts was not permitted in Islam as human beings are not the “owners” of their bodies.
The decree was posted on the website of Darul Uloom’s fatwa section dealing with ‘haram and halal’ issues, where a questioner asked the seminary its opinion on whether taking part in blood donation camps is right or wrong.
However, the opinion of the prominent Islamic seminary did not go down well with several Muslim intellectuals who asserted that religious bodies have already stated that there was no problem with blood donation.