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

 
 
Honesty and integrity of the doctors is indispensable

If the couple cannot conceive and on the advice of a Muslim doctor, they decide to go for IVF, then they should assure themselves that the doctors and everybody else who are involved in this procedure discharge their duties in the most honest manner.  The wife’s ovum should be fertilized only with the sperm of her husband and not by any stranger’s sperm and similarly the sperm of the husband must not be used to fertilize the ovum of any other lady other than the wife.

 

There are dangers of parentage and ancestry being muddled because of IVF.  Thus, if IVF is to be used, there should be a complete system to ensure that this does not happen.  The conditional permissibility should be exercised within the limits of those conditions.  Complete honesty and integrity should be exercised.

 

If masturbation or nudity is resorted to unnecessarily or if there is mixing up of sperm and ovum, it will shred the fabric of modesty and destroys the system of parentage and ancestry.

 

 
 
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