74 fatwas

  • Husband has no right to deny wife her right to have children Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. A man had seven children out of wedlock and then repented and got married and now has one child with his wife, and she wants more, but he tells his wife that he does not want to have more children with her because he already has a lot of children (out of wedlock). He said that she can raise his other children if she wants more children... More

  • Married couple deciding not to have children Date: 9-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Say a husband and wife do not want any children and believe that it would make their marriage less happy between the two of them, is there any requirement in Islam to have children if you do not want them? May Allah reward you. .. More

  • Wife wants more children but husband wants to delay that Date: 21-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykh. My husband and I have been married for almost 9 years and have three children who are 4, 6, and 7 years old. My children and I live in an Islamic country, and my husband works in a non-Muslim country and tries to save money so we can reunite again, and we do not know when that will be. My children and I have been living abroad.. More

  • Delaying pregnancy for certain reasons Date: 7-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I live in the UK (Daar Al-Kufr/Harb). I want a specific fatwa for my situation please. My question is: Is it okay to stop having more children because I get a condition called Obstetric Cholestasis during pregnancy? It makes it really difficult in pregnancy with high liver acids and severe burning and itching of the skin all over.. More

  • Having second child while husband has cancer Date: 23-5-2016

    My husband is suffering from brain cancer. We have one son and want a second child, but we do not know about the consequences of my husbands disease. We are already listening to ruqyah (healing through the Quran and supplications), but we are not sure about his life. In this case, we are concentrating on our first child. Does the sharia allow us to.. More

  • Verse [4:3] does not support birth control Date: 10-1-2015

    The Prophet (saw) encouraged us in an authentic hadeeth to have many children so he can be proud of our numbers. How then can we respond to a writer who supports birth control by using Imam Shafi's tafsir of ayah 3 in surah nisa where the Imam says "so you do not become overburdened with financial dependents''. That writer uses Imam Shafi's translation.. More

  • No one has the right to prevent a married couple from having children Date: 25-10-2014

    Assalamualaikum, My father is 77 years old. He lost his wife 3 yrs ago. he has 10 grown up children.His children are talking care of him in everything. My father has Diabetes, heart problem, Pancreatitist and deep vein thrombosis. he wanted to remarry since my mom died. So we bring him a wife who is 47 yrs old .she has hemoglobin low and Hypothroidism... More

  • Delaying pregnancy to collect enough money to perform Hajj Date: 1-6-2014

    Assalam-o-alaikum I got married 2 years ago. At that time we dont have enuf expenses to start a family as me and my wife believe to be stable before bringing a child in this world. Now Alhamdillah we both have jobs and good source of income. Now my wife wants to start a family but i want to collect enough money to perform hajj next year. My wife is.. More

  • Inverting the uterus Date: 14-1-2014

    Is it permissible to have the uterus inverted in order to stop pregnancy? May Allaah Reward you. .. More

  • Postponing pregnancy until after breastfeeding Date: 13-1-2014

    I have been married for a year and a half, and we have an eight-month boy, and I want my wife to get pregnant again during this period, but she refuses because our son is still young and this will be a heavy burden for her to take care of two babies, and she says that she has suffered a lot during her first pregnancy and it is difficult for her to go.. More

  • Delaying pregnancy to make up missed Ramadan fasts Date: 28-3-2013

    It has been almost three years of our marriage. My husband and I are avoiding to have children till the mid of this year due to the fact that I have missed fasts to complete before the Ramadan of 2013 starts. However, my mother and others are really concerned of the fact that we don’t have children yet. Is it allowed for me to tell my mother ( she.. More

  • When using a loop is permissible, placing it by a female physician is also permissible Date: 21-2-2012

    I am female gynecologist and I know that one of the theories upon which the loop functions is that it prevents the fertilized egg from sticking to the wall of the womb. So, is it permissible for me to place it for women in cases where it is needed, knowing that it is one of the least harmful methods of contraception?.. More

  • Using contraceptives until she decides whether to continue in the marriage or not Date: 21-2-2012

    I am a married woman and there are many problems between my husband and I, which I fear might lead to divorce. Does this allow me to use contraceptives in order not to make matters more complicated if we have children, especially since I do not feel secure or tranquil with him until now, and he also does not financially maintain me... More

  • Wants to take birth control shots before getting married Date: 23-1-2012

    Is it a sin if a woman takes birth control shorts before she gets married without informing her fiancé who may want to have a child soon after marriage .. More

  • Delaying pregnancy because of memorizing Quran Date: 5-5-2011

    I am newly married. I have made a schedule for me and my wife to memorize the Noble Quran over a period of one and a half years. What is the ruling on delaying pregnancy during this period in order to memorize the Quran? Pregnancy and its pains may affect my wife’s capacity to memorize. .. More