I would like to put forward the real message behind organ donation in Islam, as the cricketer is a Muslim.
I would like to quote the words of Dr Zakir Naik, a very famous and knowledgeable orator of Islam on this topic.
"By the conference of Ulemas of the world… today they say that organ transplantation is allowed, if you satisfied 3 conditions. First is , the organ that you are going to give to the person… the person if he receives the organ, his life will be saved. Only if his life is in danger, and then if he wants the organ, then its allowed. Point number 2, the person donating the organ, he should not do it for economical reasons… not for money , not for getting one lakh rupees, or 2 lakh rupees. Third is, after the person donates the organ, it should not cause loss of his life. Today, science tells that there are certain organs in the body, for example the Kidney. One Kidney is sufficient for a human being to survive and lead a normal life – the second is an additional. So if suppose my mother… if she has both the Kidneys failure and if I donate one Kidney… surely Allah will not hold me responsible – But natural if it does not cause a loss to my life. I cannot say… 'I want to donate my heart'. If my heart is taken out, I will die, so I cannot donate my heart. I can only donate those organs which will not cause loss… loss to my life, and I should not do it for economical reasons, point number 2 and 3rd it should save the life. This is the consensus of Ulemas of the conference which took place in Malaysia, in Riyadh, in Jeddah, in India. In India, the Ulemas were reluctant but now if you ask the Fiqh Academy of India, even they say it should not be done – but if it is used to saving the life as a last resort, you can give your organ as a donation. "
The Holy Quran as you can see us not "against" organ donation.It gives the three important criteria for donation to be permissible.
Islam is a religion of peace and practicality.Whoever is a good , practicung Muslim is a good human by default .
Coming to the case of Kirmani, he uttered the following words.
"I am an emotional and sentimental person. I was so touched with Rajan's initiative that I pledged to donate my eyes. However, I might not be able to honour my commitment due to some religious values. And not everyone in India honours their pledge. But it shouldn't deter others in coming forward to donate their eyes,"
The mistake he did was he spoke before he thought about the consequences of organ donation.
He should definitely not have brought" religion" into the picture because Islam does not prohibit organ donation.
He should also not have generalized" everyone" not holding their pledge because many do hold theirs till death.
He is one more example of a celebrity case coming to the forefront and tainting religion due to folly, insufficient knowledge and unwanted media attention.
Retacting on his statement was his personal choice. But since he is a public figure , we are bringing it all in the limelight and flinging humanity, religion and the like for no reason.
With utmost respect to him and to all of the concerned Indians, he is human.he can also err.
It is the media which highlights unimportant issue and celebrity statements to mislead the public.
Do you think you would not donate your organ to your loved one if required today? Or would organ donation stop because Kirmani retracted in his choice in public.
I don't think he has harmed the organ donation movement in India.
Good Muslims are good humans.Let us all live in peace and not fight over personal opinions.
"If things go wrong, don’t go with them"