[Q 279] Islamic ruling on using birth control pills 


Is using a birth control pill to have intercourse with your partner allowed?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب بعون الملك الوهاب اللهم هداية الحق والصواب


It is permissible for a husband and wife to use birth control pills to temporarily stop having children. However, they should avoid methods that are harmful to health. This should be noted that it is against trust (Tawakkul) in Allah Almighty to use such medicines due to the fear of poverty, because Allah Almighty is the one who provides sustenance for every living being. When a child is born, He Almighty will also provide for its sustenance.

Note: that it is haram (forbidden) and sinful to have an operation to remove the uterus in order to prevent childbirth. This is because removing the uterus is a form of mutilation (مثلہ i.e. altering Allah’s creation), and مثلہ is haram and sinful.

Answered by: Tabaruk Madani (Askmufti Scholar)

Verified by: Mufti Sajid Attari

Translated by: Usman Attari

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