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Asak my wife gave birth to our first child six months ago . we dont want to have child for one more year . is it allowed in islam to use condoms to acheive this.please advise

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my wife gave birth to our first child six months ago . we dont want to have child for one more year . is it allowed in islam to use condoms to acheive this.please advise

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In the Name of Allah, the Inspirer of Truth.
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

We Concur with the following:

By: Qadi Mujahid al-Islam Qasimi
Excerpt: Spacing Children

The concept of spacing children means the practise of contraception in order to allow a reasonable time period between the birth of any two children, the purpose being that each child receives adequate attention of the mother in its upbringing. In the difficult task of nourishing, training and educating a child, the full attention of a mother is required. If a baby is born every year, then it is extremely difficult to provide the necessary care and attention for each child. From this discussion in Radd al-Muhtar [by Ibn Abidin] and other books of Islâmic jurisprudence (on the question of abortion), it can be deduced, that if another pregnancy would seriously affect the care and upbringing of the existing child, then reversible methods of birth control may be practised.

Thus family planning towards the spacing of children, so that each child receives adequate attention, would be permissible in Islâm. However, it must be emphasised that even this concession should be treated with respect. It must be made clear that spacing of children should not be used as a pretext for continuing family planning for an indefinite period, for this will be contrary to the injunction of our Holy Prophet Sallallâhu alaihi wasallam who said:

“Marry and procreate.”

See the following:

Birth Control: An Islamic Perspective
Answered by Qadi Mujahid al-Islam Qasimi
http://tinyurl.com/l5kxt

And Allah knows Best
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