Burying human body organs in a hole inside a grave
All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon the Last of the Prophets.The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta' has examined the Fatwa request submitted to His Eminence the Grand Mufty by the Chief Physician and Nephrology Consultant of the King Khalid Hospital
The request, no. 1478, dated 10/3/1418 AH was referred to the Committee by the Secretariat General of the Council of Senior Scholars. Following is a statement of the doctor's question:Over the past few years, a large quantity of the patients' body organs, which were cut off in surgical operations, accumulated in the hospital. These organs consist of limbs and parts of bowels or muscles. (Part No. 7; Page No. 321) It is difficult in most cases to consult the organ owners as most of them are dead. However, we have thought of burying these organs in a courtyard surrounding the hospital, which most likely will not be used for the coming few years. And Allah knows best.Kindly, examine the issue and give us a written Fatwa on the issue, so that we might take the right decision in accordance with the ordinances of Shari`ah (Islamic law).
Having examined the Fatwa request, the Committee gives the answer that it is obligatory
to bury such human body organs of Muslims in a hole inside a grave and level its surface as done with other graves, so that it may not be disinterred.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.