IVF treatment

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Q: Me and my wife have been married for 7 years now Alhamdulillah, but unfortunately we have no children.

We are speaking to ivf specialists and when we asked about being able to see a female specialist during the egg collection and embryo implant procedure we were told that this is not possible and we will be seen by whoever is available on the day, male or female.

What is the ruling regarding this under Islamic law. I have been getting mixed responses from family and friends. Some people have told me because it is medical reason it is allowed while others say it is haram as the awrah (privates) is exposed to a non mahram (potentially male) and not a necessity.

Please can you elaborate on the conditions that would make ivf between husband and wife, halal or haram.


A: We also do not approve of this.

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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