Encouraging one’s wife to have more children

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Q: I am married for 16 years. I am 43 years old and my wife is 38 Years old. We have a son of 13 Years Old. My wife does not want more children. However our relation is otherwise normal. Should I force her for more kids? If I would not force her, will I be sinner? Please suggest.


A: It is better that you encourage her.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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