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Is Tubal Ligation Allowed for a Woman with a Genetic Condition?

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Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad


Is tubal ligation allowed in Islam for a woman with a genetic condition that can result in a high probability of her male offspring being born with a rare congenital disease for which no cure exists?


Your answer is detailed below in this link:
Permanent Contraception (Female Sterilisation) – Does Intention affect Permissibility?

Generally speaking, it is not permissible for a woman to permanently cut off the means of reproduction because of the high risk of genetic disease. Allah is the one who provides what He wills to his servants, and He is capable of bringing something good out of something terrible. Being the sister of a disabled person myself, I can tell you that it can be the greatest blessing that one ever receives in one’s family.

Nevertheless, it is permissible for the couple to take the means not to have children, using contraception as they see fit. Please see the following link about abortion: When is Having an Abortion Permitted?

Please see the other links below for more information:
Is Contraception Permissible?
Is Pre-Natal Genetic Testing Permissible?
Can I Become a Medical Geneticist If I Know That It May Lead to Abortions?

May Allah Most High guide you to do what is best and facilitate the matter for you.

[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria, for two years where she studied aqida, fiqh, tajweed, tafsir, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Masters in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She later moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.

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