Which has priority, the doctor’s prescription or religion?
Please help me understand something: I have gone to the doctor and he prescribed something for me which is unlawful. What is my duty? On one hand my doctor says to do one thing and my marja and religion says not to. Which one has priority? How do I determine that?


The office of Ayatullah Hadavi Tehrani:


Doing haram acts for medical treatment isn't permissible, except in cases that there is no other choice and treatment is restricted to that particular act and if one doesn’t treat the illness or problem, it will lead to serious hardship for the individual. In order to be able to tell what should be done, you can refer to a religious doctor, although in the end it is up to the individual himself/herself.


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