Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection

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Q: Is Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) allowed in Islam? This is only if all other routes have been looked onto, and for a couple to have children this seems the only route?

The individual has been told he has a blockage and therefore sperm cells are not able to be released. He has been told that because the blockage cannot be removed, the ICSI procedure, where by injection sperm cells are removed from the glands in the testis and infused into his wife’s egg. This is then implanted into his wife.   

A: If the sperm is removed from the husband in this manner (by injection) and the wife’s egg is used and then inserted into her, it will be permissible.
Allah Ta’aala knows best.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Siraj Desai of Darul-Uloom Abubakr, South Africa.

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