Muscat: Organ donation, including eyes, is not permitted in Islam, said an Omani Islamic scholar, who sees no harm in donating blood even in Ramadan.
“There are three schools of thought on organ donations by Muslims but the majority of Islamic scholars believe that organ donation is not permissible in Islam,” Shaikh Khalfan Al Esry, a member of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque’s Steering Committee for Islamic Information Centre, told Gulf News in an interview.
Blood donation, he stressed, was different, as it is replenished.

He said that a minority group of scholars believe organ donation was permissible while some would like to leave it to the individual to decide.

“Our body is sacred and a dead body is respected in Islam and there’s no need to scavenge it for organ donations,” Al Esry said.