What Is Your Opinion About the Legality of Ova Retrieval for In Vitro Fertilization Done for Muslim Infertile Couples?

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Fatwa ID: 06054


Answered by: Shaykh Ahmed Bin Mohamed Umarji




What is your opinion about the legality of ova retrieval for in vitro fertilization done for Muslim infertile couples.? Note kindly that the question is particular about the stage of getting an ovum out of ovaries for IVF…isn’t this process against nature? If yes, then what is the status of IVF? If not, then how do you justify ova retrieval for IVF?




In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful




This procedure is permissible out of necessity the egg is from the wife and the sperm is from the husband.1


Though this procedure is not the natural method to conceive it will be permissible out of necessity.



Only Allah knows best

Written by Shaykh Ahmed Bin Mohamed Umarji

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham





1 Halal o Haram Mufti Khalid Saifullah Rahmani, Page 302






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