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Is it permissible to use contraception as Muslims?

Have you ever wondered if using contraception is permissible to use in Islam?

With modern culture rapidly changing, it can be difficult to find specific answers within the Quran and Hadith regarding what is haram and halal. This is where the British Fatwa Council scholars come in. Using Quran and Hadith? they answer all questions that are in the grey area of a regular Muslim’s knowledge.

Question:

What do the scholars and experts of shari’ah say regarding family planning? Does the shari’ah allow this?

Answer:

It is permissible for a married couple to use temporary means of contraception or other methods such as coitus interruptus to avoid a pregnancy. Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d.505H) has written about this in detail in his book ‘Ihya ulum al-Din’.

And Allah ﷻ knows the best
This fatwa is written by Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Munir Al-Azhari

You can access the original fatwa here.

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