Unable to have children

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I hope that Hazrat is well. Hazrat, my wife and I have been trying to conceive for more than three years now. There has been one miscarriage in the middle. My wife was diagnosed with PCOS Cysts on the ovaries which make it slightly more difficult to conceive but not impossible. We have recently been referred to fertility Doctors. After a recent sperm test, the Doctors found that there are no actual sperm present in my ejaculation. Hazrat, what could I do about this? I feel extremely despondent at times as many of those who are married after us are becoming pregnant or have recently had babies. I know that this is all Allah’s will but I sometimes feel sad. What can Hazrat suggest?


A: There is no need to feel despondent. Many people get children years later. Some people have got children 15 to 20 years later.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)