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Contraception and birth control

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Hello Brother Burhan, My Question is whether what does the Quran / Hadith have to say about the contraception and its various means?? is it lawful unlawful

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Contraception and birth control

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Islam has permitted the spacing of children in a marriage. It has been reported in authentic narrations that some of the noble companions of the Messenger of Allah (saws) used to practice ‘coitus-interruptus’, whereby the male organ is removed from the female organ just before ejaculation.


Most of the scholars of Islam are of the opinion, that there is no harm if one uses one of the modern forms of birth control, to space the ages of their children. But all of them are unanimous in their opinion that any form of permanent birth control is absolutely forbidden in Islam. One may use a temporary form of contraception, if his intention is to space his children.


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