Is family planning allowed in Islam?


What do the scholars and experts of shari’ah say regarding family planning? Does the shari’ah allow this?


It is permissible for a married couple to use temporary means of contraception or other methods such as coitus interruptus to avoid a pregnancy. Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d.505H) has written about this in detail in his book ‘Ihya ulum al-Din’.

And Allah ﷻ knows the best

This fatwa is written by Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Munir Al-Azhari

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