Fatwa#: 39266
Asked Country: Pakistan

Answered Date: Oct 23,2017

Title: Birth control



My nikah has been performed few days ago Alhumdullilah. Due to some severe problems it can not be opened early. Me my husband wants that we should do birth control. Is this permissible or not?


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

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

Nikaah ought to be a means of peace and happiness.

Allah Taa’lah says:

وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا لِّتَسْكُنُوا إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُم مَّوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً إِنَّ فِي ذلِكَ لَآياتٍ لِقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ

Among his Aayaat is that he has created spouses for you from yourselves(from your own species) so that you may find solace(peace and rest) with her and he has placed(tremendous) love(most manifest during youth) and(a great deal of) mercy(most manifest during old age) between you. There are certainly Aayaat in this for people who contemplate (people who have insight).

(Surah Room- Aayah 21)

May Allah fill your nikaah with peace and resolve your problems. Aameen.

We do not know what you mean by open early.

You may refer to for rules on birth control.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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