May 21, 2021 | Nikah (Marriage)


As salaamu alaykum.
Is fertility treatment, specifically ivf permissible?


IVF treatment between the spouses is permissible if there is a strong need. Involving a third party – be that the egg, sperm or even womb of a third party – is unlawful (haram) and amounts to adultery (zina).[1]

Procedurally, the implantations should be made by a female doctor. Moreover, some scholars have raised the issue that extracting the sperm involves masturbation which is impermissible. To mitigate this, the wife should be involved in the process.

[1]           14th Fiqhi Seminar of the Jamiat Ulama-e Hind, 21-23 February 2018 –Fiqhi Ijma’ar ke ahm fiqhi feslay wa-tajawiz (Dehli: Idarat al-Mabahith al-Fiqhiyya Jamiat Ulama i-Hind, 2018): 160-163.

Answered by:
Maulana Ikramul Hoque Miah

Checked & Approved by:
Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel