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Autopsy on human corpses for the students of medical science
Date 22 October 2018 & Clock 10:00
Question 38:What is the Islamic law concerning autopsy on human corpses for the students of medical science as part of their training program? What are the limits to be taken into consideration?
Answer 38: Autopsy of a corpse is not permissible by itself. It is necessary to respect the dead body of a Muslim as one respects a human being when he/she is alive. If medical training depends on it and there is no body of a non-Muslim to be used for dissection, there would be no problem in it, albeit out of necessity.