Category: Menstruation
Fatwa#: 19134
Asked Country: South Africa

Answered Date: Jan 14,2011

Title: If a woman's health is affected by pregnancy, can she get irreversible contraception?

Question

My wife has a disability with her eyes called "RP". We have two healthy kids and the doctor has advised that due to her condition if she does fall pregnant again there is a chance that she may loose her eye sight. Is it possible for her to get permanent contraception?

Answer

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


If the doctor you consulted is a competent and pious Muslim, and he has ruled out reversible contraception as a viable option in your wife's case, then your wife may act on his recommendation and get irreversible contraception. Otherwise, you should consult a competent and pious Muslim doctor and inquire about reversible contraception first. If he does not see any benefit in that, then you may get irreversible contraception.[i]


And Allāh knows best.

Ml. Sohail Bengali
Chicago, IL (USA)

Concurred by:

Muftī Abrar Mirza
Chicago, IL (USA)

Under the Supervision of Muftī Ebrahim Desai (South Africa)

     خواتين كي مسائل أور أن كا حل، ٢/ ٥٥٦ دار الإشاعت [i]

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