Coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc across the globe. Currently, there is no cure to the lethal virus except for the old technique of passive immunity – the plasma and antibodies. However, in such a grave scenario, certain people are selling their plasma.
The plasma of a recovered patient is a way of treating COVID-19 patients. Islam, the religion of peace, prescribes aiding others in the time of misery. However, certain people are selling their plasma inside and outside Pakistan.
Following this certain Muftis, including Mufti Qasim Attari gave a Fatwa.
According to Mufti Attari, “Selling plasma is haram (forbidden)” and added, “When selling plasma at the price of Rs10 lakh is haram. That Rs10 lakh is as haram as the meat of a swine.”
He continued, “Sharia says selling of body parts is haram similarly selling of plasma in the black market is Haram.” Mufti Attari went on saying that one should donate plasma for free.
Fatwa of Al-Azhar
Al-Azhar, the highest chair of Sunni Islam, said those who have recovered from the lethal COVID-19 virus and are selling blood plasma have nothing to do with the teachings of Islam.
The International Electronic Fatwa Centre of Al-Azhar said, “Selling the blood plasma of a recovered person, taking advantage of the pandemic, is impermissible.”
“The human body, including the flesh and the blood, belongs to God,” it added.
Speaking to the Middle East Eye (MEE), Head Al-Azhar Center Osama Al-Hadidi said, “These people should remember their condition before recovery.” He added, “They should not exploit people’s need for their antibody-rich blood and try to make profits from it.”
This is how people on social media reacting towards the selling of plasma, saying it’s haram.
‘ It is shameful ‘
Recovered patients of corona are selling their plasma to those still in the grip of covid-19. It is shameful that we prefer money over humanity against the teachings of islam. It is exceptionally disturbing to learn such exploitation by greedy people in this time of crisis.
— Wajiha (@27thLetterrr) June 13, 2020
‘Haram in Sharee’ah to benefit from a sick person’
It is haram in sharee’ah to benefit from a sick person.plasma sellers are doing haram things, avoid selling plasma nd fear Allah. It is not allowed in Islam to take benefits from a sick or poor person.People should give plasma without any profit and money#DonatePlasmaForHumanity
— Angry Bird 🐦 (@AngryBird8011) June 15, 2020
‘Selling blood is haram in Islam’
Corona recovered patients are selling their plasma for 5-6 lakhs! SELLING BLOOD IS HARAM IN ISLAM.
— Atticus Finch. (@Jehansikander) June 13, 2020
‘Somehow, we are preaching what is haram’
We are not willing to donate plasma, are selling medicines at the the illegal prices, are taking advantage of the sufferers but somehow today we are preaching what is haraam/halal in Islam. Smh
— Sanna Makki (@munnishadab) June 13, 2020
‘Selling plasma is not allowed in Islam’
Selling plasma is not allowed in Islam as well as human body organs.
Donate it for humanity.♥️#DonatePlasmaForHumanity
— Ahtisham Ahmed (@Modern_Molvi) June 15, 2020
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