From spring 2020, organ donation in England will move to an ‘opt out’ system.

This means that all adults in England will be considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when they die unless they have recorded a decision not to donate

What is the Hanafi position with regards to Organ Donations following the Law change in England requiring everyone to Opt Out?

Med­i­c­i­nal tech­niques have devel­oped which allow the trans­plant of one human part into anoth­er human which give the receiv­er the pos­si­bil­i­ty to live. This cou­pled with mechan­i­cal ven­ti­la­tion has meant many who were pos­si­bly about to die could live on.

The moral dilem­ma this raised was to ensure humans were dead before the body parts could be removed and the dead donor rule was brought into exis­tence. How­ev­er, as we have seen the human is not dead when organs are pro­cured. This is fun­da­men­tal­ly immoral accord­ing to tra­di­tion­al sun­nī Islam as there is no per­mis­si­bil­i­ty to take the life of an inno­cent indi­vid­ual even at her request to save anoth­er per­son. Tra­di­tion­al Islam drew no dis­tinc­tion between a liv­ing or dead human; so even if in the future the med­i­cine world could deter­mine death it would have no impact on this posi­tion unless the con­text changed con­sid­er­ably. In sum­ma­ry, organ pro­cure­ment is con­sid­ered immoral based on cur­rent under­stand­ing and pro­ce­dures.

Oth­er Imams, Mus­lim chap­lains and schol­ars who agree with this posi­tion are list­ed below:
1. Shaykhul-Hadeeth Mawlānā Ayyub Bande Ilahi
2. Mawlānā Margh­goob Ahmed Lajpuri
3. Muftī Yusuf Sacha
4. Muftī Ismail Kacholvi
5. Muftī Musa Badat
6. Muftī Zubair Dud­ha
7. Qāri Muham­mad Shoy­aib Nur­gat
8. Muftī Mohammed Ash­faq
9. Muftī Zakariyya Aku­di
10. Mawlānā Yusuf Mama
11. Muftī Yusuf Dan­ka
12. Muftī Amjad Mohammed
13. Qād­hi Imran Sayed Falahi
14. Mawlānā Ahmad Sarkar
15. Mawlānā Hashim Sacha
16. Mawlānā Mohammed Saeed Mul­la
17. Mawlānā Hashim Rawat
18. Muftī Yusuf Aku­di
19. Mawlānā Suli­man Bodiy­at
20. Mawlānā Shab­bir See­dat
21. Mawlānā Abdul-Hai See­dat
22. Mawlānā Musa Gora
23. Mawlānā Mush­taq Bal­akh­di
24. Muftī Javed Pathan
25. Muftī Abidur-Rah­man Molvi
26. Mawlānā Abdul-Aww­al Molvi
27. Mawlānā Mohammed Farook Kazi
28. Mawlānā Imran Lunat
29. Mawlānā Afzal Wali Mul­la
30. Mawlānā Sulaiman Mak­da
31. Mawlānā Tariq Mah­mood
32. Mawlānā Iftikhar Hus­sain
33. Mawlānā Yousaf Baig
34. Mawlānā Sohail Bawa
35. Mawlānā Habibul­lah Mun­shi
36. Mawlānā Suli­man Gani
37. Mawlānā Irfan Soni
38. Mawlānā Ibra­heem Patel
39. Mawlānā Arif Pol­li
40. Mawlānā Imti­az Kamal
41. Mawlānā Amin Sadak
42. Mawlānā Nausar­ka
43. Muftī Bilal Issak
44. Muftī Hanif Patel
45. Muftī Tahir Sulay­man Patel
46. Mawlānā Aftab
47. Mawlānā Farid Patel
48. Mawlānā Ilyas Dalal
49. Mawlānā Imti­az Kamal
50. Imām Qas­sim
51. Mawlānā Sub­han Mun­shi
52. Mawlānā Yunus Bis­mil­lah
53. Mawlānā Zakir Dola
54. Mawlānā Abdul Karīm
55. Mawlānā Mohammed Motara
56. Mawlānā Asad
57. Mawlānā Yusuf Mayet