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Irreversible Sterilization

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Q: Are Muslim women allowed to have sterilization?
 
A. Irreversible methods of contraception and birth control are not allowed for both male and female, except in the case of the wife who becomes terminally ill and perpetually incapable of having babies. Therefore, if the sterilization is irreversible and cannot be undone, it will not be permissible unless the woman is terminally ill.

Moulana Yusuf Laher
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