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Islam and Fertility Regulations

Authors: Muhammad Hammad Lakhvi


Islam has a general principle of increase in population. But the Muslims are equally obliged to take care of health, education and the provisions etc. for their offspring and wives in the best possible way. The Muslims would have to regulate and manage the number of children, if any situation affects their duties regarding their wives or children. Islam accomplishes permissibility of temporary blockade in human fertility if someone faces any problem regarding health of mother or children. During the life of the Holy Prophet (SAW), Azl (coitus interruptus) was the only way for temporary spacing between the children. In technologically developed environment, the same can be resort through some advanced methodology or instrument of temporary blockade. Solid grounds are available in Islam that the fertility rate should be managed if any of the aspect of human quality is being affected.

Keywords: Islam, Fertility Regulations, Muslims, Qur'an

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[1] (Ar-Rum 30)
[2] (Ar-Raad 38)
[3] (Al-Anaam 90)
[4] (An-Nahl 72)
[5] (al-Kahf 46)
[6] (Al-Bukhari 4675)
[7] (Abu Dawood 1754)
[8] (Sahih Ibn Hibban 4103)
[9] (Al-Bukhaari, 2416; Muslim, 1829)
[10] (At-Talaq 7)
[11] (Al-Bukhari 5049)
[12] (Al-Bukhari 2592 & Muslim 1628)
[13] (Al-Bukhari 4808)
[14] (Muslim 2610)
[15] (Al-Bukhari 3823)
[16] (Al-Bukhari 3823)
[17] (Al-Anaam 151)
[18] (Al-Isra 31)