Vampire Treatment Between Medically Right and Shari’ah Wrong
Vampire treatment or platelet-rich plasma treatment (PRP) is currently well accepted in medicine and cosmetic dermatology, considering the extensive use of this therapy, ranging from medical to aesthetic purposes. This new armamentarium in the medical field is getting significant attention from industry players and consumers. Despite the popularity, the discussion concerning this procedure from the Shari’ah perspective is still dearth. Nevertheless, should Muslims undergo this procedure, this golden armamentarium in medicine must be permissible by shara. Thus, this article reviews this procedure from medical and Shari’ah perspectives to provide Shari’ah insight into this newfound treatment. Undergoing vampire treatment for cosmetic purposes is prohibited in Islam but permissible for medical purposes, provided it fulfils the Shari’ah conditions.
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