TEST TUBE BABY - Shariah ruling about In Vitro Fertilization
Author: Mufti Hafidh Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri,
Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia,
Founder/Director Abul Hasanaat Islamic Research Center.
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>> Introduction
>> Why IVF is needed
>> Diseases on the male side
>> Diseases on the female side
>> Shariah ruling about masturbation to gain semen
>> Clarifications by the Fuqaha in regard to masturbation
>> Shariah ruling about IVF and masturbation
>> Nudity for the sake of gaining the ovum of the lady or to put them back
>> Shariah ruling about using IVF for conception
>> Juristic clarifications and minutiae - Favor of Fuqaha on the Ummah
>> Minutiae in the canons of Fiqh about situations similar to IVF
>> Four cases of combining the sperm and ovum of the husband and the wife
>> Details about permissibility of using IVF
>> Honesty and integrity of the doctors is indispensable
>> Impermissible uses of IVF
>> Combining the sperm and ovum of strangers is akin to adultery
>> Is using IVF changing the creation of Allah?
>> The paternity of an illegitimate child
>> Nikah issues of an illegitimate child


As science and technology progress, we human beings gain much ease and comfort.  At the same time, various new questions from the Islamic viewpoint are being raised.


In the last few decades, medical science has progressed exponentially.  Many new cures and medical techniques have been invented.  One among them is in vitro fertilization (IVF).  The layman term for this is test tube babies.  This medical technique has raised many questions about paternity, Nikah, inheritance, etc.  It is necessary for us to know the answers to these questions.


First, we will talk about the scientific aspects of IVF and then describe the Shariah rulings regarding it.

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