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Although Islamic scholars have debated deceased organ donation many Muslims remain unaware of these debates, or of Islamic rulings on the issue.1 Overall, there has been little public debate about child end-of-life issues, including deceased donation, in any faith groups including the Muslim community. This letter reviews relevant Islamic issues with an aim of stimulating discussion within both the donation and Muslim communities. We hope it can start a process to ensure families have supportive, accurate, empowering information when making donation decisions in their child’s end-of-life care, including understanding consequent effects on others.
The nature of deceased donation has caused medical and societal debate about fundamental aspects of human death and dignity. Intermittently, some religious leaders have …
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
Collaborators Great Ormond Street Organ Donation Committee, Rebecca Patel, Majid Mukadam, Matt Fenton, AliSheik Arif, Mahdiyah Hussain, Rashida Kasmi, James Linthicum.
Patient consent for publication Not required.