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    Bismillah irRahman irRahem
    In the Name of Allaah, The Most Gracious, The Most Kind

    Is Family Planning allowed in Islam ?

    by Jamaal Zarabozo

    The question of family planning and birth control was discussed in
    detail by the Majma al-Fiqh al-Islaami. They had twenty three scholars
    research this topic and present their findings on this matter. The
    participants involved represented many different trends and schools of
    thought. Among the participants were Muhammad Ali al-Baar, Ali
    al-Saaloos, Muhammad Saeed Ramadhan al-Booti, Abdullah al-Basaam,
    Hasan Hathoot and Muhammad Sayid Tantaawi. Their proceedings, papers
    and discussions may be found in Part One of the Fifth Volume of
    Majallah Majma al-Fiqh al-Islaami (1988/1409 A.H.). These proceedings
    are 748 pages all about the question of birth control and related
    issues.

    The following are important points related to the issue of birth
    control in Islam. These were mentioned by some of the participants in
    the above program:

    The institution of marriage and the want to have children was the
    custom of the best of creation, the prophets and messengers chosen by
    Allah. Allah says about them:

    "And indeed We sent messengers before you and made for them wives and
    offspring" (al-Raad 38)

    The best example for the believers is the example of the prophet
    Muhammad (saw), who married and had children. These prophets and
    messengers are the people whom Muslims should look to emulate. Allah
    says:

    "They are those whom Allah has guided. So follow their guidance"
    (al-Anaam 90)

    They should be emulated and not the disbelievers of the West, whose
    new lifestyles - mostly out of concern for enjoying this life or
    obtaining as many worldly goods as possible - discourage women from
    having more children.

    Islam has forbidden celibacy, monasticism and castration for such
    purposes. The prophet (saw) made this clear when he told those
    companions who were considering acetic forms of life: "I pray and I
    sleep; I fast and I break my fast; and I marry women. Whoever turns
    away from my way of life is not from me." The prophet (saw) not only
    encouraged marriage but he encouraged marrying those women who are
    child-bearing. He stated: "marry the loving, child-bearing women for I
    shall have the largest numbers among the prophets on the day of
    Resurrection." (Recorded by Ahmad and ibn Hibban.)

    From the Islamic perspective, children are a gift and a blessing from
    Allah. Allah mentions some of the bounties that He has bestowed upon
    mankind in the following verse:

    "And Allah has made for you spouses of your own kind and has made for
    you, from your wives, sons and grandsons, and has bestowed upon you
    good provisions." (al-Nahl 72)

    Allah also said:

    "Wealth and children are the adornment of the life of this world."
    (al-Kahf 46)

    The only true provider for all mankind is Allah. If Muslims follow
    what Allah has prescribed for them, Allah will provide for them. Allah
    has warned about killing one's children out of fear of poverty for
    either parents or the child. Allah says:

    "Kill not your children because of poverty - We provide sustenance for
    you and for them" (al-Anaam 151)

    Allah also says:

    "And kill not your children for fear of poverty. We shall provide for
    them as well as for you. Surely, the killing of them is a great sin"
    (al-Isra 31)

    Hence, Muslims should never abort or kill their children out of fear
    of poverty. It is Allah who provides for them.

    Based on the above points and numerous others, the scholars who
    participated in the research on this question came up with the
    following resolution:

    It is not allowed to enact a general law that limits the freedom
    of spouses in having children.

    It is forbidden to "permanently"
    end a man's or a woman's ability to produce children, such as by
    having a hysterectomy or vasectomy, as long as that is not called
    for by circumstances of necessity according to its Islamic
    framework.

    It is permissible to control the timing of births with
    the intent of distancing the occurrences of pregnancy or to delay
    it for a specific amount of time, if there is some Shariah need
    for that in the opinion of the spouses, based on mutual
    consultation and agreement between them. However, this is
    conditioned by that not leading to any harm, by it being done by
    means that are approved in the Shariah and that it not do
    anything to oppose a current and existing pregnancy.
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  • #2
    So what methods of birth control are allowed in Islam?
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    • #3
      i posted a thread on this in the sisters forum.
      ul find it when u do a search, hopefully

      Ws
      You are not aware of the consequences that would result (if you were granted what you desire) because what you seek might be to your detriment. (O soul) be conscious that your Master is more aware about your well-being than you are.

      ~Ibn Al-Jawzee

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      • #4
        Ebony, I haven't been able to join the Sisters forum yet. Can you add some links to the thread?

        * http://www.sunnipath.com/resources/Q...a00000521.aspx
        * http://www.sunnipath.com/resources/Q...a00001495.aspx

        barakallahu fiki, sis
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        • #5
          http://www.angelfire.com/la/IslamicView/

          jst scroll dwn and click on the links

          Ws
          You are not aware of the consequences that would result (if you were granted what you desire) because what you seek might be to your detriment. (O soul) be conscious that your Master is more aware about your well-being than you are.

          ~Ibn Al-Jawzee

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          • #6
            Thanks for the links.

            I hope someone posts them in the Brothers' Forum.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by rajii
              Thanks for the links.

              I hope someone posts them in the Brothers' Forum.
              why?
              .لا نريد زعيما يخاف البيت الإبيض
              نريد زعيما يخاف الواحد الأحد
              دولة الإسلامية باقية





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              • #8
                I see nothing wrong for a family and women having less children, or even no children.
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                • #9
                  YOU see nothing wrong with denying Allah and not praying
                  .لا نريد زعيما يخاف البيت الإبيض
                  نريد زعيما يخاف الواحد الأحد
                  دولة الإسلامية باقية





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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by AbuMubarak
                    why?
                    Because in the Sister's Forum there is a wealth of information and opinion.

                    I want nothing less for the Brother's Forum.
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                    • #11
                      about birth control?
                      .لا نريد زعيما يخاف البيت الإبيض
                      نريد زعيما يخاف الواحد الأحد
                      دولة الإسلامية باقية





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                      • #12
                        Well, as far as I know...it takes two to plan a birth.

                        Three if you include Allah (swt).
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