Wants to Put Intrauterine Device by Non-Muslim Doctor
Fatwa No: 83897

Question

Is it Halal to put intrauterine contraceptive device in a woman to avoid pregnancy by a non-Muslim physician? She has just delivered and needs to rest for medical reason.

Answer

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

It is forbidden to put/use a loop unless there is a dire need that necessitates it, since such an action causes exposing the ‘Awrah (private parts) and preventing offspring, which is urged by the Law Maker (Allah and His Messenger).

Thus, if there is a need and one's goal of using the loop cannot be fulfilled through 'Azl (coitus interruptus) or contraceptive tablets, or unharmful chemical injection and so on, then there is no objection to use or put the loop. However, it should be put by a Muslim female doctor; if this is not available then by a non-Muslim female doctor; if it is not available then by a male Muslim doctor; if not available then by a non-Muslim doctor.

For more benefit on permanent birth control, please refer to Fatawa 119261, 83837, 134895, 87304, 87155, 89857 and 84086.

Allah knows best.

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