Is it permissible for a woman to use the eggs of another woman to conceive?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Can women take a egg donation from someone else women and her own husband sperm if doctor says thats the only option she has got to become pregnant as they both really need a child but dont know what to do please help and give a good advice or dua to read so they both dont hv to do anything like that and allah bless them with a lovely child inshallah ameen? 

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In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.



The giving of children is the sole right of Allah Ta’āla. Allah Ta’āla has made some women fertile and others infertile. Consider the following verse:

{لِلَّهِ مُلْكُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ يَخْلُقُ مَا يَشَاءُ يَهَبُ لِمَنْ يَشَاءُ إِنَاثًا وَيَهَبُ لِمَنْ يَشَاءُ الذُّكُورَ (49) أَوْ يُزَوِّجُهُمْ ذُكْرَانًا وَإِنَاثًا وَيَجْعَلُ مَنْ يَشَاءُ عَقِيمًا إِنَّهُ عَلِيمٌ قَدِيرٌ } [الشورى: 49، 50]

Translation: “To Allah belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth; He creates what he wills. He bestows to whom He wills female [children], and He bestows to whom He wills males. Or He makes them [both] males and females, and He renders whom He wills barren. Indeed, He is Knowing and Competent.”

As a Muslim, it is important that we accept and remain content with the decree of Allah Ta’āla. It is the core and foundation of our Imān that we place our trust in the infinite wisdom of Allah Ta’āla. Also, one should not become despondent in the mercy of Allah Ta’āla.

Everything in the universe is in the control of Allah Ta’āla and only through His Might, Power and Will can anything take place. Once this realisation enters the heart, then making dua will be our focus and most powerful weapon.

Whilst we understand the psychological difficulties that you may be experiencing, you should remember that many other couples are undergoing the same difficulties. This is a condition directly from Allah and the solution lies in supplicating to Allah. Consider the two illustrious Nabis,  Ibrahim (Alaihi as-Salaam) and Zakariya (Alaihi as-Salaam), who were both faced with the same situation. They desired children but their wives were barren. They made Dua against all odds and Allah accepted their Duas and granted them children who were also made prophets.

We advise you to make the following Dua as much as possible.

{رَبِّ هَبْ لِي مِنْ لَدُنْكَ ذُرِّيَّةً طَيِّبَةً إِنَّكَ سَمِيعُ الدُّعَاءِ} [آل عمران: 38]

Translation: “My lord, grant me pure (pious) children from yourself (by your grace). Indeed, You are the hearer of all prayers.”[1]

Regarding your query, it is impermissible for a woman to use the eggs of another woman to conceive.[2] Make Dua and be patient. Finally submit to the will of Allah. Allah decrees whatever is best for us.

We pray that Allah Ta’āla grant the couple pious and obedient children that will be the coolness of their eyes. Ameen


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Saleem Khan

Student Darul Iftaa
Bradford, UK

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


This is the supplication of the great Nabi, Hadhrat Zakariya (Alaihi As-salaam). As mentioned previously, he and his wife greatly desired a child. However, his wife was barren. After making the above Dua, Allah Ta’āla accepted his supplication and blessed his barren wife with a pious son, who was also a Nabi (Yahya Alaihi As-salaam).

[2] [جديد فقهي مسائل ج ٥ ص ٩٩   زمزم]


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