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Contraception and Abortion in Islam.

Contraception and abortion in islam, are there no sin? jazakumu llah.


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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Coitus interruptus, also known as withdrawal, pulling out, or the pull-out method, is a method of birth control in which a man, during sexual intercourse, withdraws his penis from a woman's vagina prior to ejaculation.

Narrated Ibn Muhairiz: I entered the Mosque and saw Abu Said Al-Khudri and sat beside him and asked him about Al-Azl (i.e. coitus interruptus). Abu Said said, "We went out with Allah's Apostle for the Ghazwa of Banu Al-Mustaliq and we received captives from among the Arab captives and we desired women and celibacy became hard on us and we loved to do coitus interruptus. So when we intended to do coitus interrupt us, we said, 'How can we do coitus interruptus before asking Allah's Apostle who is present among us?" We asked (him) about it and he said, 'It is better for you not to do so, for if any soul (till the Day of Resurrection) is predestined to exist, it will exist." Sahih Al-Bukhari [ Vol: 5, Book: 59, Hadith 459 ]

Firstly, one should avoid doing so as this prevents one from producing offspring's, however it is permissible if a person does not want a child but that is subject to the condition that the wife gives her permission for that, because she has the right to full enjoyment and also to have a child. In my humble opinion it is better not to do it , unless there is a guniune need like women is sick etc.

Abortion is a heinous act of intentionally killing ones unborn child, it is akin to the crime of murder in the Sight of Allah; abortion of an unborn child, absolutely regardless of whether one aborts a foetus which is a day old or in its ninth month of pregnancy, is absolutely mountainous sin in the sight of Allah. Allah has repeatedly told believers not to kill your children out of fear of poverty or any other reason. so one has to abstain from this crime and if out of ignorance one has done such crime in ones past the first and foremost one should do is to seek sincere repentance from the lord and one most definitely will find ones lord merciful and oft-forgiving. And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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