Wife is sinful for using contraceptives without husband's permission
Fatwa No: 211732

Question

if the woman using birth control without husband permitting, one year age she used plaster on her arm to, when I see it she lied and say is just head pain, then after had argument with her she stopped using that method and was sorry then since last year to date I was trying to have baby and last week told me she is used pregnant pills I was very upset for lie after lie, could you tell me how big is sins for using pills not once twice and lying to me and what should she do for doing thing against your husband

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

Having children is the right of both husband and wife, and it is not permissible for one of them to prevent the other from this right without his/her permission as we clarified in Fatwa 87376.

Therefore, if your wife had used contraceptive pills without your permission then she has made a mistake, and if she did so while knowing its ruling, then she is sinful. Moreover, lying to her husband in order to prevent him from his right is another sin. So, she must repent to Allaah and seek the pardon of her husband. For more benefit about the conditions of sincere repentance, please refer to Fatwa 86527.

Based on this, she must obey her husband and not take these pills without his permission.

Allaah Knows best.

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