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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Wants to have vasectomy to avoid having disabled children Date: 27-4-2010

    my situation is that i have 3 children of which 2 are disabled and have been told by doctors that there is a 75% chance of any future children being disabled. so am i allowed in islam to have a vasectomy... More

  • Needs IVF to have more children after carrying permanent birth control Date: 1-3-2010

    One of my friend's wife undergone three scissorions(operations)to deliver her three kids. Because of her health, doctor told her to do sterilization (stopping pregnancy). His wife undergone the sterilization treatment(which is called family planning). After that they lost one of their kids. But they wants to have a baby now. since they have undergone.. More

  • Using birth control to avoid a hereditary disease Date: 17-8-2009

    Bismillah rahmane rahima Im a mother of 2 kids with rénale tubullaire acidose. My son is almost 5 years and my daughter is one year. But the fonction normally you cannot see that they're sick. They are like other kids but they have to take only medecine forever. I have also the same desease as my kids and my brother to. We have to take medecine all.. More

  • Afraid to have children due to her childhood bad experience Date: 28-7-2009

    i fear to hav children because i am scared of my husband loving my child more than.i was sexually abused by my father when i was a child and was deprived of any parental care and love and feel like that i want some1 to just love me alone.moreover i am also scared that my husband might be drawn to my daughter to make the same mistake my father did.can.. More