Permanent ligation

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: My wife got three babies by operation. During all three I have consulted many doctors and hospitals to have normal pregnancy but it was not done. My three babies were born in 2002 ,2005 and 2008. During the third pregnancy there was very serious health issue of my wife i.e. sugar , anaemia, joint paint, etc. The Dr before operation told me I must allow her to do operation to avoid further pregnancy. I checked with one Mufti saheb he said as per Dr report you can agree. I signed the document but due to some complication in the operation the Dr was not able to do the second operation to stop pregnancy but she told and warned me I must do this later. Alhamdulillah after six years I again got a 4th baby. My wife is pregnant and expected Mid of April. I am Saudi Arab. During this eight month she again have many complication i.e. sugar , anaemia, joint paint etc. Still As per Doctor this time they will not try for normal operation as earlier all three were not normal. Please Advise. Shall I do the Operation to stop further pregnancy? As per Dr I shall do the operation to stop further pregnancy.


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A: Permanent ligation is impermissible. You can request temporary ligation.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)