A daylong seminar was held at the Sheikh Zayed Islamic Centre(SZIC) University of Karachi on "organ donation and transplantation in the light of Quran Sunnah" in collaboration with Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT).The seminar was presided over by Professor Mufti Munib-ur-Rehman Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee while Maulana Muhammad Khan Sheerani Chairman Islamic Ideology Council of Pakistan was the chief guest. Prominent religious scholars attended the day long proceedings and discussed the various aspects of the issue.
Prof. Dr Noor Ahmed Shahtaz, Director SZIC in his welcome address highlighted the importance of the subject and thanked all distinguished guests for their participation. He informed the objective of arranging the seminar was to develop a mutual consensus on an important. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Mufti Saleem of G.C University Faisalabad said that if a person suffering from organ failure can benefit from organ transplantation which save his life and improves its quality of life then it is a great service to humanity.
Dr. Mohsin Naqvi (Ex-Dean SZABIST and visiting professor at Harvard University stressed that organ donation and transplantation is neither mutilating nor disrespectful to humanity rather it is the most supreme part of service to humanity.
Mufti Muhammad Siddique Hazarwi , former member Islamic Ideology Council Pakistan and also Sheikh ul Hadees Jamia Hajweri Lahore in his comments said that the issue of organ donation and transplantation needs to be addressed by in depth discussion by religious scholars and medical experts.
Scholar Allama Baqar Zaidi said that due to rapid progress in the field of medicine, it is imperative that the process of organ donation and transplantation needs to be fully supported as it is the need of the times.
Mufti Muhammad Ibrahim (Member Islamic Ideology Council explained that Islam is a religion of compassion and humanity and feels if any deserving patient requires the need of an organ transplantation to sustain his life, it is permissible in Islamic Shariat.
President Jamiat-e-Ulema Pakistan, Ex MNA,Dr. Abu al Khair Muhammad Zubair in his remarks said that well being of humanity has been the foremost.