What are the ruling(s) about organs separated from the body before death? For example amputated limbs. Can they be treated as rubbish? Or should they receive proper burying?

Please explain whether the ruling(s) cover clipped nails, hair, etc.


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From this fatwa(about separated legs):

They should be buried in respect to the human being. But it is not from Shariah that people wash these legs, pray on them, or follow their funeral. These legs should also not be kept until the death of the person from whom they were taken and buried with him.

Same will apply on all body parts

Now on your second question, that if same is to be done with nails etc:
From Fatwa on Disposing of human body parts after some surgeries:

Pulled-out teeth and molars are not included among the human body parts that must be buried, because they fall under the ruling on parts separated from the body, and do not cause any harm if not buried.

Same will apply on hair nail etc.

You didn't demand any reference in your question, so i have not looked up any. I looked up the rulings and you can read through them for further reading.

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    Too much use of 'Bold' will kill its purpose. One more thing, it doesn't matter if Questioner demands reference or not, it is a must to provide one since the whole purpose of this site is such.
    – user14305
    Commented Mar 1, 2016 at 14:36
  • I usually provide reference but the question was asking specifically for Ruling(s) in title. And Thank-you for editing formatting. Commented Mar 1, 2016 at 14:52

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