Genital Transplantation

In the Name of Allāh,

the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful

Praise is due to Allāh, Lord of the worlds, may the blessings and peace be upon our master Muḥammad, the last of prophets, on his family, and all his companions.

Resolution No. 57 (8/6) Genital Transplantation

The Council of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, holding its 6th session in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on 17–23 Shaʿbān 1410h (14–20 March 1990),

Having examined the research papers and recommendations on Genital Transplantation, one of the topics of the Sixth Medical Fiqh Symposium held in the State Kuwait, on 23–26 Rabīʿ al-Awwal 1410h (23–26 October 1990), held jointly by the Academy and the Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences of Kuwait,


First: Transplantation of Sexual Glands

Since the testicles and ovaries continue to carry and transmit hereditary attrib- utes to the transferee, even after being transplanted into a new transferee, their transplantation is prohibited according to Shariah.

Second: Transplantation of Reproductive Organs

Transplantation of some genital organs which do not transfer hereditary attrib- utes, except intimate parts, is permissible for a legitimate necessity, in accordance with Shariah norms and criteria stipulated in the Academy resolution no. 26 (1/4) at its fourth session.

Indeed, Allāh is All-Knowing.

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