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.

A Detailed explanation by Muftī Amjad Mohammed on the topic of HARVESTING THE HUMAN: Traditional Sunnī Islamic Perspective (Click Here to Download PDF) has been added for further reading and explanation.

Below is a 40 minute speech on the topic:

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. Mawlānā Asad
5. Mawlānā Mohammed Motara
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. Mawlānā Abdul Karīm
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. Muftī Amin Pandore
34. Mawlānā Sohail Bawa
35. Mawlānā Habibullah Munshi
36. Mawlānā Yusuf Mayet
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 Muhammad Javaid Ali
50. Imām Qassim
51. Mawlānā Sauban Munshi
52. Mawlānā Yunus Bismillah
53. Mawlānā Zakir Dola