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Question : #462 Category: Muharram Related
Subject: enquiry about Mujtahids
Question: My question is what are the ruling of the Mujtahids on:

Donating blood to non Muslims, on the day of Arbaeen (40th 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.
Answer: 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 encouraged.

Iltimase Du'a
Follow Up

Just be careful while accepting blood donation.

Don't forget sayings of Prophet and his family,Peace be upon them,
" It is the haraam Rizq which converts into blood stream which stops human beings from being righteous"

When we are searching for Halaal Rizq, we must search for Halaal donation of blood as well. Accept if that person is pious, although no one knows except Allah knows of an individual's sins.

But in life saving of life in desperate moments people don't apply this rule and suffer later.

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