Fatwa ID: 03047
Answered by: Shaykh Umer Khan
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah
When getting an IUD, a woman is obviously required to expose her 'awra. Since IUD isn't a dharoorat or even a haajat (and there are other permissible means of contraception available), would it be permissible to get?
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh
An intrauterine device (IUD), also known as intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD or ICD) or coil, is a small, often T-shaped birth control device that is inserted into a woman's uterus to prevent pregnancy. IUDs are one form of long-acting reversible birth control (Wikipedia, "intrauterine device").
Use of an IUD is discouraged by jurists for multiple reasons. One such reason is that it is disliked to insert something into a woman's private area without a pressing need (Raddu al-Muḥtār, 1/289, al-Baḥru al-Rā'iq, 1/193).
Another, as you have stated, is that this method of contraception requires uncovering the private parts (ʻawrah) which should not be exposed, even to a doctor, except in the case of ḍarūrah (al-Hidāyah, 12/138).
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Written by Shaykh Umer Khan
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
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