Organ Transplant, One of Prohibitive Causes of Marriage

Document Type : Original Article


1 ssociate Professor of Islamic Law & Jurisprudence, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

2 Associate Professor of Islamic Law & Jurisprudence, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran



Undoubtedly fosterage is one of prohibitive causes of marriage in Islam. Islamic Jurists has remarked about conditions of realization of fosterage and its effects in detail. The base of this prohibition is the order of lawmaker that has apparently approved and accepted the custom of society in the time of arrival of the order: when a baby nurses a woman except for his/her mother, fosterage is done and consequently marriage between he/she and persons determined in religion is prohibited. But this article seeks to find a way to expand the reason of prohibition by fosterage to transplant and prove that if one or more organs from the child of a woman (as organ-giving) are transplanted to another man (as organ-taking), in conclusion of transplant, the same prohibition order resulting from fosterage is realized and in effect marriage between the organ-taking and mother or sister of organ-giving shall not be without problem.


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