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The Fourth Conference of the Islamic Fiqh Council determined that transplantation offers clear positive results if practiced… to achieve the aims of sharee’ah which tries to achieve all that is good and in the best interests of individuals and societies and promotes cooperation, compassion and selflessness. Provided that shar’i guidelines and controls that protect human dignity are met, it is permissible to transplant an organ from a dead person to a living person whose life or basic essential functions depend on that organ, subject to the condition that permission be given by the deceased before his death, or by his heirs after his death. Regarding living donation, it is permissible to transplant organs such as a kidney and or a lung in order to keep the beneficiary alive or to keep some essential or basic function of his body working. (Resolutions of Islamic Fiqh Council of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Fourth Conference, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 18-23 Safar 1408 AH/6-11 February 1988 CE)