Fatwa: # 7539
Category: Marriage
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 24th December 2002

Title

Can a normal man wear a condom and make love with his wife ?

Question

Answer

Q: Are contraceptions permissible?
A: All forms of reversible contraception (e.g. condoms, IUD, etc.) are permissible on condition that it is not used out of fear of poverty and also that it is consentual between husband and wife. Hadhrat Abu Saéed Khudhry (RA) reports that one person asked Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) about Azal (Coitus Interruptus). Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) replied, ?When Allah Taãla intends creating a child, nothing can stop him.? (Mishkãt pg. 275; Qadeemi)

and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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