Praise be to Allaah.
It is not permissible to
amputate a healthy limb due to suspicion that it may become diseased in the
future as this is a form of transgression against that which Allah, the
Exalted, has created and is not necessary.
Sh. Ibn ‘Othaimeen said
while establishing the obligation of circumcising males: “It entails cutting
a part off the body, and cutting something off the body is impermissible,
and the impermissible cannot be allowed without it being an obligation.” End
quote, Ash-Sharh al Mumt’i (1/166).
You should place your trust
in Allah and take precautionary measures.
As for the breast affected
by cancer, then if there is no way to cure it and escape its danger except
through removing it, then removing it is allowed. This is so due to the
great need or necessity and to prevent the sickness from spreading to other
Dr. Muhammad ibn Muhammad
al-Mukhtar ash-Shinqiti (may Allah protect him) said: “One of two cases
apply to these tumours:
The first case: They are
restricted to one region, such as:
Primary malignant liver tumours
Malignant breast tumours
In these cases, removal is a successful remedy to cure the
patient and save him from the harm of these tumours, with the permission of
Allah. So it is permissible for one to do this due to the great need, which
may reach the level of necessity. And Allah knows best.” End quote, Ahkam
al-Jirahah at-Tibbiyyah (pg. 315).
It is permitted to have an artificial breast implant to
replace the removed breast.
From the resolutions of the Islamic Fiqh Council on plastic
surgery we find:
The International Islamic Fiqh Council, belonging to the
Organization of the Islamic Conference, in its eighteenth session in Putra
Jaya (Malaysia) from 24-29 Jumaada al-Aakhirah 1428 AH (9-13 July 2007 CE)
has declared the following:
After studying papers on plastic surgery and its rulings sent
to the Council, and after having listened to discussions on the matter, the
It is legally (Shari’ah) permissible to undergo plastic
surgery out of necessity or need if the following is intended:
To return the condition of the
limbs back to the way they were created as per the saying of Allah (in
have certainly created man in the best of stature;” [95:4]
To restore normal function back to the limb/ organ.
To correct birth defects such
as: a cleft lip, severe crookedness of the nose, abnormal birthmarks, extra
fingers and teeth and joined fingers if their presence would lead to
significant material or psychological harm.
To correct sustained defects
such as those caused by fire, accidents, diseases and so forth. Examples of
such procedures include: cultivation or transplantation of skin, partial or
complete reconstruction of the breast, and hair transplants, especially for
women who have lost their hair.
To rid oneself of disfigurement
which causes psychological or physical harm. End quote.
See also questions
138273 and 146289.
And we ask Allah to make you well and protect you from every
It says in the question: “The doctors have told me that they
have found a genetic fault in me… and they therefore believe that we carry a
genetic fault in our family”. If by that they mean they found some fault or
defect in these genes, then this may happen to some people and it is a test,
like other tests which Allah decrees for His slaves for some wisdom.
However, if their intention is to accuse the Creator of an
error or the inability to create a normal gene then this is great disbelief
in Allah, the Exalted. He is capable of all things, and His actions are
based on wisdom; they are elaborate to the highest degree as He, the
Exalted, says (in meaning): “[It is] the work of Allah, who perfected all
And Allah knows best.