Day Questions

My niece is seeking divorce from her husband. At the time of wedding, she was gifted some jewelry by her in-laws. They are holding it. Are they allowed to seek this gift back?

If the relatives of the husband who hold the gift are her relatives as well, like cousins, then they are not allowed to ask for the return of the gifts. If they are not her relatives and the gift items were not used, then they are entitled to have them back.

Is it permissible to donate your organs after you die to rescue a human life?

No individual has the authority over his/her body after death. So they do not have the right to donate – in the will – the organs to anyone after their death. Yes, it is permissible to use the organs of a deceased person if the survival of a Muslim life depends on such usage.

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