Giving Hair Transplant

8th December 2016

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

Question: Is it permissible to give a hair transplant like in the case of giving organ?


الجواب حامداً و مصلياً

In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


In reference to your query, the laws of hair and organ donation are not the same. Organ transplantation has been permitted in circumstances where the safety of one’s life or health is at stake. The human body survives and remains healthy when the organs function properly. A dysfunctional organ when not treated increases harm to the body affecting its day to day functioning. Safeguarding one’s life and averting harm from oneself is among the high priorities of the Shari’ah. Hair transplant on the other and is purely for cosmetic reasons which has no connection to the day to day function of the body nor placing one’s life or health at stake. People generally implant hair to enhance their physical appearance thus, it is not analogous to organ transplant. The Messenger of Allāh sallallahu alayhi wasallam cursed those who attach hair with their own hair. The classical jurists explain that this prohibition is in reference to joining human hair only because it violates the human dignity.[1] It thus follows that if attaching human hair with another human hair is prohibited then donating one’s hair for transplant is also not permissible.

 [Allãh Knows Best]

Written by (Mufti) Abdul Waheed

Answer Attested by Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islam

JKN Fatawa Department

[1] Zuhayli, Fiqhul Islami wa addillatuhu  p. 578 vol 3

البَابُ السّابع: الحَظر والإباحة أحكام الشَّعر

ويحرم كما تقدم وصل الشعر بشعر آدمي آخر على الرجال والنساء الأيامى والمتزوجين، للتجمل وغيره، بلا خلاف، سواء كان شعر رجل أو امرأة، وسواء شعر المَحْرم والزوج وغيرهما بلا خلاف، لعموم الأدلة، ولأنه يحرم الانتفاع بشعر الآدمي وسائر أجزائه لكرامته، بل يدفن شعره وظفره وسائر أجزائه.

Kasāni, Badai Sanai p. 502-3 vol 6

كِتَابُ الِاسْتِحْسَانِ

وَيُكْرَهُ لِلْمَرْأَةِ أَنْ تَصِلَ شَعْرَ غَيْرِهَا مِنْ بَنِي آدَمَ بِشَعْرِهَا لِقَوْلِهِ – عَلَيْهِ الصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلَامُ – «لَعَنَ اللَّهُ الْوَاصِلَةَ وَالْمُسْتَوْصِلَةَ» وَلِأَنَّ الْآدَمِيَّ بِجَمِيعِ أَجْزَائِهِ مُكَرَّمٌ وَالِانْتِفَاعُ بِالْجُزْءِ الْمُنْفَصِلِ مِنْهُ إهَانَةٌ لَهُ وَلِهَذَا كُرِهَ بَيْعُهُ وَلَا بَأْسَ بِذَلِكَ مِنْ شَعْرِ الْبَهِيمَةِ وَصُوفِهَا لِأَنَّهُ انْتِفَاعٌ بِطَرِيقِ التَّزَيُّنِ بِمَا يَحْتَمِلُ ذَلِكَ وَلِهَذَا احْتَمَلَ الِاسْتِعْمَالُ فِي سَائِرِ وُجُوهِ الِانْتِفَاعِ فَكَذَا فِي التَّزَيُّنِ