An unqualified doctor performing medical surgery

Reference: Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. – Question 7, Fatwa No.20913
al-Fataawa al-Muta’alliqah bit-Tibb wa Ahkaam al-Mardhaa – Pages 173-174

Question: Should a doctor put himself forward to perform medical surgery if he is not proficient in it?

Response: It is not permissible for a doctor to perform medical surgery whilst he is not proficient in it, because this is an abuse of his position [of trust] and an infringement of the sanctity of another [human] without legal permission. And if the doctor was to perform medical surgery whilst he was not proficient in it, then he takes full responsibility for any harm or loss that may ensue as a result [of him performing the surgery].

And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

About Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.