Husband refusing to have children

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I’m Married for the last one and a half year. My husband doesn’t want a child for the next couple of years. He loves me a lot. But only this thing is unbearable for me. As I’m too passionate for having a child. We are not using any pills for this but we are using protection methods. I’ve started wondering that I will cheat him and will damage the protection. So in this way will accidentally get pregnant. I hope he will not be able to do anything in this case. But I love him so much and I am wondering that if this is cheating and Allah will not forgive me for this. Please let me know what should I do.


A: You have all the right to do it. It is not cheating, it is your right.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)