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From your website I understand that reversible methods of contraception are allowed under some conditions. Irreversible methods of contraception are prohibited and haraam.

Tubal ligation in females has been traditionally considered an irreversible method and thus haraam. However over the years newer techniques of Tubal ligation have been evolved as also newer methods of reversing the procedure thereby enabling conception to take place. Many centres show a success rate approaching 85% for conception following reversal of the ligation procedure. In light of the above would tubal ligation still be conisdered haram ? 


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

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

Reversible tubal ligation is permissible due to medical and related needs[1][2]. You may refer to the following link for conditions of contraception.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Immad Bin Arshad

Student Darul Iftaa
California, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1] Reference mention on the next footnote

[2] فتاوى رحيمية ج 10 ص182 دار الاشاعت

كفاية المفتي ج5 ص270 دار الإشاع

The hurmat of tubal ligation is based on kufraan-i-ni’mah. The fact that the procedure stops a woman from giving birth temporarily or permanently is the reason why a woman cannot proceed with this procedure without necessitation. The hadith of خصى defends this opinion. 

 However, this is not applied upon a woman who is advised to take tubal ligation due to necessitation and Darurah. 

This answer was collected from Askimam.org, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.

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