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Vasectomy because wife cannot have children

Fatwaa ID: 1172

Question:
Assalamualaikum is it jiaz for the husband to get a vasectomy if the wife is told by the doctor that she can’t have more children due to significant health issues? hormonal birth control is not an option for her bc the wife has hormonal problems

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

May Allaah Ta’aala make it easy for the couple. The Shari’ah has prohibited irreversible forms of contraception unless there is a genuine need. In the enquired situation, while the wife’s health is an issue of concern, this does not qualify a need for the husband to opt for irreversible methods. The couple may explore other forms of contraception that are reversible.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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https://darulfiqh.com/is-contraception-permissible-in-islam-2/

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