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Taking a contraceptive pill to stop acne

Q: Is it permissible for me to take the contraceptive pill for a short term period (6 months) only, for the use of fixing my acne issues. My intention is just to take it to fix my medical problem (acne). I have tried every other form of medication to help with my acne and nothing seems to work. This is my last resort.


A: Yes it is permissible provided it does not terminate the foetus after development and your husband approves of it.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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