Wife poking a hole in the condom to get pregnant against husband’s will
Fatwa No: 101237

  • Fatwa Date:15-11-2007 - Thul-Qi'dah 6, 1428
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Question

Salam. I am sorry for this question but I just want to know if it is ok. Is it permissable for the wife to cut or poke a hole through the condom for the wife to become pregnant since her husband does not want the wife to be pregnant now?? Is this allowable in islam; I don't think so. Is this considered disrespecting the husband since he will not know if she did this?? She deliberately wants to be pregnant. Is this acceptable since she the wife doesn't want to use condoms. Please let me know the islamic ruling. Jazahallah khair.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

Having children is a right for both spouses, and none of them can prevent the other from having children except for a sound religious reason. For more benefit, please refer to Fataawa 86946 and 82274.

Therefore, the answer will be as follows:

If the husband has a sound religious reason for preventing his wife from pregnancy, she is not permitted to poke a hole in the condom or any other preventive means used. However, if he does not have any valid reason, she may do so.

Finally, it should be mentioned that if she can convince her husband not to use the condom and permit her to get pregnant, then this is better.   

Allaah Knows best.

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