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['Aalim Network QR] Donating Blood on Ashura

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Salamun `Alaykum

The following question was kindly answered by Dr. Takim.

Fee Amaanillah,

Akil Karim
Acting Moderator for ABDG-A

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My question is what are the ruling of the Mujtahids on:

Donating blood to non Muslims, on the day of Ashura? In a non Muslim
country? (Noting that the country in general is facing insufficiency of
blood, and that such act would also spread good idea about Shia Muslims,
and making the people here aware -somehow- about Imam Hussain (alaihi
afdhalu assalat wa assalam). 

Please give the fatwas of as many marjas as possible, we MAY organise
such donation if it is permissible in Islam. please let us know as soon
as possible. 

PS. please try to answer this urgently so we can have time to spread the
idea and get as much people as possible. 


Bismihi Ta'ala

There is no harm in donating blood especially in the name of Imam Husayn
to non-Muslims. Since the question is posed in a hurry, I am not able to
have access to the fatawa of the maraji especially as the issue is not
covered in the normal risala works. However, since the donation of blood
can help save lives, the act is covered under the Qur'anic verse: 

One who saves a soul (Muslim or non-Muslim) it is as if he has saved
whole humamity (5:32)

Let us remember that Islam is a humane religion, any act which helps
other human beings and gives a positive image of Islam is to be

Iltimase Du'a


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